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'Coma' mini-series lands all-star cast

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Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn, James Woods, Geena Davis, Lauren Ambrose, and Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me) will star in Coma, a four-hour miniseries based on the Robin Cook novel that will air on A&E.

Directed by Mikail Salomon (Band of Brothers) and produced by Tony and Ridley Scott, Coma is a thriller “about a doctor who discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.”

John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan) is writing the script, and the two-night event from Sony Pictures Television is scheduled to premiere Memorial Day 2012.