Los Angeles: Christina Ricci is in negotiations to star in ‘Pan Am,’ a 1960s-set soap revolving around pilots and flight attendants at the storied airline.
Australian actress Margot Robbie has already been cast in the ABC project as one of Pan Am`s flight attendants, while Michael Mosley (‘Scrubs’) will play one of the pilots. ‘ER’ veteran Jack Orman wrote the script and will exec produce.
Ricci has periodically popped up on series television in guest roles including ABC`s ‘Grey`s Anatomy’ in 2006, TNT`s ‘Saving Grace’ in 2009 and this year in CBS` ‘CSI.’
The former child star of ‘Mermaids’ and the ‘Addams Family’ films went on to earn critical raves for adult roles in such films as ‘Buffalo `66,’ ‘The Ice Storm’ and ‘The Opposite of Sex.’
If Ricci can strike a deal, the actress would be the latest name star to join a broadcast pilot this season. Maria Bello, Amanda Peet and Ethan Hawke have already signed on to projects, while Minnie Driver and Ashley Judd are in negotiations.