Mira Sorvino has been experiencing something of a comeback following the revelation from “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson that Harvey Weinstein allegedly blacklisted the “Mighty Aphrodite” Oscar winner and fellow actress Ashley Judd after they rebuffed his sexual advances, with Sorvino tweeting that Jackson’s claims were “confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career, something I suspected but was unsure” (Weinstein has denied Jackson’s allegations).
Recently, Sorvino has appeared in the espionage thriller “Condor” as well as a guest-starring arc on “Modern Family”, and also has several projects in the pipeline. One of these is a TV pilot for CBS called “The Code”, described by The Hollywood Reporter as her “comeback vehicle.”
However, THR is reporting that although CBS has ordered “The Code” to series, both Sorvino and her co-star, Dave Annable, have parted ways with the show following production on the pilot.
As THR notes, “The Code” follows U.S. Marines who are also lawyers, who are specially trained as prosecutors, defence lawyers and investigators. In the pilot — which will now need to be recast and reshot — Sorvino played Col. Eisa Turnbull, a high-ranking officer with grown children serving in the military overseas.
THR doesn’t indicate why Sorvino and Annable exited the series, which will be part of the CBS 2018-19 lineup.