Actress Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds, Fried Green Tomatoes) who started filming a new NBC miniseries The Slap has been replaced by Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction). The Slap, a remake of an Australian show based on the novel by Christos Tsiolkas, is about the fallout when a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. Parker has been replaced at the last minute due to a case of pneumonia.
The last time Thurman was on TV was in 2012 – she had a five-episode reoccuring role on the NBC drama Smash. The Slap will also star Melissa George (The Good Wife), Thandie Newton (The Pursuit of Happyness), Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead) and Zachary Quinto (Heroes).
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