NEW YORK (AFP) – British Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones will star at the hours of darkness comedy Queen America, the primary main collection produced by Facebook, which is in search of a foothold within the uber-competitive market for authentic content material.
The sultry 48-year-old actress, who took home an Oscar in 2003 for Chicago, confirmed her leap to the small display screen – fittingly – in a Facebook put up.
The news was first reported by Hollywood trade outlet Deadline.
“So excited about my next project!” wrote Zeta-Jones. “I think you’re going to love it!”
Queen America takes a have a look at the cutthroat world of magnificence pageants in America.
Zeta-Jones stars as ruthless coach Vicki Ellis, who is in excessive demand from women and girls hoping to be the following Miss America.
The 10 half-hour episodes will debut on Facebook’s comparatively new video platform Watch, in line with Deadline.
In September, Facebook debuted Strangers.
Then in late April, it launched Skam Austin, an adaptation of a Norwegian programme.
It has additionally ordered a half-hour dramedy collection starring US actress Elizabeth Olsen.
But snapping up Zeta-Jones – who can also be a Tony winner for A Little Night Music – signifies a turning level for the world’s largest social community in its efforts to supply authentic content material to its two billion customers.
Last yr, Zeta-Jones performed Olivia de Havilland within the FX collection Feud: Bette And Joan.
Facebook didn’t reply to AFP requests for additional touch upon the challenge.