Grace Gummer, sister of Emily Owens M.D. star Mamie Gummer and daughter of Meryl Streep, is headed to HBO. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gummer is set to join Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom for its sophomore season when it returns next summer. As the second season will focus on the presidential elections, she will portray Hallie Shea, a reporter who is embedded in the now-failed Mitt Romney campaign. An ironic role, perhaps, when you consider that mom Meryl Streep is a democrat and huge supporter of President Barack Obama.
Gummer joins newcomers Rosemarie Dewitt and Patton Oswalt, who were both recently announced to have recurring roles in the second season of the series as well.
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[via The Hollywood Reporter]