According to some source Christina Ricci is in negotiations to star in ABC’s 1960s-set Pan Am. The drama, from Sony Pictures TV, is a nighttime soap revolving around pilots and flight attendants (or stewardesses, as they were known then) at the once-dominant airline.
The executive producer/writer on ER Jack Orman wrote the script and will exec produce, while Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing, Mr. Sunshine) is on board to direct. Australian actress Margot Robbie has already been cast as one of Pan Am’s flight attendants, while Michael Mosley (Scrubs) has locked to play one of the pilots.
The actress has periodically popped up on series television in guest arcs including ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy in 2006, TNT’s Saving Grace in 2009 and this year in CBS’ CSI. If Ricci and Sony can come together on 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 closed deals, while Minnie Driver and Ashley Judd are in negotiations.