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Amy Brenneman Joins Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot ‘The Leftovers’

"Private Practice" star will play a woman who leaves her life behind to join a cult

"The Leftovers" has just added Amy Brenneman to its plate. 

Getty ImagesThe "Private Practice" star has joined the cast of the HBO pilot from "Lost" co-creator and "Prometheus" writer Damon Lindelof.

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The pilot, which revolves around a Rapture-like event and the people who are left behind, is based on the 2011 Tom Perrotta novel of the same name.

Brenneman will play Laurie, a woman who has joined a mysterious cult.

The pilot has also added Emily Meade, whose credits include HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," to the cast.  Meade will play Amy, an uninhibited high school student who seemingly takes the apocalypse in her stride.

Jake Robinson ("The Carrie Diaries") will play "the guy we all wish we were in high school" while Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler and Charlie and Max Carver ("Desperate Housewives," "Teen Wolf") are also among the cast.


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