Sharon Stone has signed to play the Vice President of the United States in TNT's new action-drama pilot "Agent X" (working title). Penned by William Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity), "Agent X" is being produced for TNT by Beacon Pictures, with Armyan Bernstein (Air Force One, Spy Game, Children of Men, "Castle") serving as executive producer.
In "Agent X," Stone stars as America's first female Vice President, Natalie Maccabee, a woman with brains, beauty, and a cool composure that belies a restless mind. After the death of her husband, a Senate candidate, Natalie opted to run in his place. After a rapid rise as a political star, she now finds herself the newly elected Vice President of the United States. Initially apprehensive that her job will be ceremonial in nature, she soon learns that it comes with a Top Secret duty: protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis with the aid of her Chief Steward and a secret operative designated "Agent X."
An award-winning actress, producer, and former fashion model, Sharon Stone came to international attention for her performance in the 1992 Hollywood blockbuster film Basic Instinct and again in1996, when she won a Golden Globe and earned an Oscar nomination for her role in Martin Scorsese's Casino.
On television, Stone has been seen in the 2001 HBO movie "If These Walls Could Talk 2" and three episodes of "The Practice" as Sheila Carlisle, earning an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. She was also seen"Will & Grace," "Roseanne" and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit."
This year she will be seen in Fading Gigolo, with Woody Allen, and What About Love, with Andy Garcia.