Ashley Judd to Star in ABC’s ‘Missing’

by | February 21, 2011 at 10:44 AM | TV News

Ashley Judd (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Ashley Judd (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Another movie star is joining the TV party.

In what will be her first major television role, Ashley Judd is finalizing a deal to star in the ABC action series “Missing,” according to

The series, formerly known under the working titles “Safe” and “Hall of Mirrors,” follows a CIA agent and single mother named Becca Winstone who sets off on a very personal mission to find her 18-year-old son after he disappears in Italy while studying abroad. Production is scheduled to begin late next month in Rome, Vienna and Prague, with a fall launch date in mind.

Judd, 42, briefly flirted with television back in the early ’90s with a part on the TV show “Sisters” and with her Emmy-nominated role in the 1996 TV movie “Norma Jean and Marilyn.”