Sharon Stone to Play Veep on TNT Drama Pilot ‘Agent X’

The “Basic Instinct” star joins the action drama from William Blake Herron of “The Bourne Identity” fame

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:05 PM

Sharon Stone has been tapped as America’s first female vice president on TNT’s pilot, “Agent X.”

Her character is named Natalie Maccabee. She’s described as a woman with brains, beauty, and a cool composure that belies a restless mind.

Here’s more on the character from TNT:

After the death of her husband, a Senate candidate, Natalie opted to run in his place,” TNT said. “After a rapid rise as a political star, she now finds herself the newly elected Vice President of the United States. Initially apprehensive that her job will be ceremonial in nature, she soon learns that it comes with a Top Secret duty: protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis with the aid of her Chief Steward and a secret operative designated ‘Agent X.’

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Though best known as the alluring siren in 1992’s “Basic Instinct” opposite Michael Douglas, Stone was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for 1995’s “Casino.”

Her TV credits include the 2001 HBO movie “If These Walls Could Talk 2,” ABC’s “The Practice,” NBC’s “Will & Grace,” ABC’s “Roseanne” and NBC’s “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Written by William Blake Herron (“The Bourne Identity”), “Agent X” is being produced by Beacon Pictures, with Armyan Bernstein (“Air Force One,” “Spy Game,” “Children of Men,” “Castle”) serving as executive producer.

Paradigm and Binder & Associates represent Stone.