New Shonda Rhimes Show Revolves Around Trucker-Turned-Lawyer

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Wow: ABC is developing yet another awesome-sounding TV show from Grey's Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes. It's based on the true story of Wynona Ward, founder of Have Justice Will Travel, a trucker who became a lawyer.

The show will be called Lawless; here's the background:

A former victim of sexual abuse at the hands of her father, Ward got compelled at age 41 by the news of another child in her family getting sexually abused by relatives to go to college and law school and start a group that provides free legal representation and support services to victims of domestic violence in rural areas.


Sounds emotional, powerful, and inspiring. Just FYI, this is what Ward looks like IRL. Who do you think will play her on TV?

[Shadow and Act, Deadline Hollywood]

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Um, how is there even any question as to who should play her?

Oh, are we not supposed to make casting decisions based on people having the title in their name?

I need to go think about some stuff.