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Maria Bello Joins David E Kelley’s ‘Trial’ on Amazon

Actress will star opposite Billy Bob Thornton in streaming network’s legal drama

Maria Bello is set to star in David E. Kelley’s Amazon drama series ‘Trial.’

The “Prime Suspect” actress will star opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the legal drama co-written by “The Practice” creator and his partner Jonathan Shapiro.

“Trial” follows Thornton as Billy McBride, a washed-up lawyer whose professional life is turned upside down when a young lawyer who has just been fired from his old firm brings him a wrongful death case that pits him against the head of his former firm.

Bello will play Billy’s ex-wife Julie, a successful co-founding partner at a law firm who holds her ex-husband in some contempt for allowing him to de-rail his life.

The pilot is being directed by David Semel, who is also executive producing with Kelley and Shapiro.

Bello is repped by CAA.