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Julia Stiles Cast in TNT’s Guilt by Association

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08:  Actress Julia Stiles attends the 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

A little Carrie Mathison, a little Olivia Pope, a touch of Rust Cohle: We have big, beautiful hopes for Julia Stiles in the TNT drama pilot Guilt by Association. Based on a book by former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark, the show will feature Stiles as Rachel Knight, a "unorthodox and impulsive" deputy district attorney living in Los Angeles who doesn't play by the rules. Hmm ... we're trying to imagine a crime drama lead that does play by the rules. Nope, we can only picture Julia Stiles kicking in a boardroom door and hitting someone across the face with the California Penal Code.

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2014 Getty Images