Jane Fonda Joins Aaron Sorkin’s HBO Series

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Why should Aaron Sorkin let HBO's The Corrections hoard all the Oscar-winning actors? TVLine reports that Sorkin — an Oscar winner himself for scripting The Social Network — has just locked down Best Actress honoree Jane Fonda to recur on his own upcoming HBO drama. She'll join the still-untitled series as Leona Lansing, the CEO of a company that owns the cable news channel employing the show's outspoken, Keith Olbermann-like anchorman (Jeff Daniels). Jane Fonda is playing a larger-than-life CEO who's heavily involved in cable news? If only she was at all familiar with that sort of person ...