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Uma Thurman to Replace Mary-Louise Parker in NBC's 'The Slap'

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Uma Thurman will replace Mary-Louise Parker in the NBC miniseries "The Slap," a remake of an Australian hit. Thurman was recruited at the last minute because Parker is recovering from pneumonia, according to a report on TV Line. NBC has ordered eight episodes of the family drama about the fallout when a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. Melissa George, Thandie Newton, Peter Sarsgaard and Zachary Quinto also star. Lisa Cholodenko is directing from a script by playwright Jon Robin Baitz. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are also exec producing. Filming on "The Slap" is under way in New York. Universal Television is...

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