Emily Mortimer is in talks for the female lead in Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot,  "More As This Story Develops" (working title), as a the executive producer of a cable news show. It's said that she's excellent when it comes to her career, but a failure at all other aspects of her life. Just like a Katherine Heigl movie. Or an Aaron Sorkin television show.

Mortimer and Marisa Tomei were the front-runners for the role but Tomei recently dropped out as she decided not to do television at this time. Umm, it's not TV, Marisa Tomei... it's HBO. She's obviously been DVRing through the commercials. (Deadline)