Cherry Jones Picked for NBC’s ‘REM’ Pilot

Former “24” president will play a shrink in “Inception”-like thriller

Cherry Jones, who played president Allison Taylor in the Fox thriller "24," is set to return to the small screen in the NBC pilot "REM," the network has confirmed.

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Directed by "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" helmsman David Slade, the pilot is described as an "Inception"-esque thriller about police officer Mark Britten (Jason Isaacs), who wakes up from a tragic accident to discover that his life has been split into two realities.

Jones will play Dr. Stephanie Evans, Britten's therapist in one of his realities. (The part of Britten's therapist in his other reality will be played by "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actor B.D. Wong.)

Jones will be joining a cast that already includes former "That '70s Show" actor Wilmer Valderrama, Steve Harris, formerly of "The Practice," "Terriers" actress Laura Allen and "Men of a Certain Age" actor Dylan Minnette.

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