Swank has signed on for a 10-episode arc in the “The One Percent,” co-created by Gonzalez Iñárritu, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Nicolás Giacobone and Armando Bo.
She plays Laura Murphy, the wife of Alfred Murphy (Ed Helms), who is fighting to keep his family farm afloat. Ed Harris plays Nathaniel Cobb, the family patriarch.
Iñárritu, who is best known for the Oscar winning film “Birdman,” will direct the first two episodes. The series focuses on “a bizarre twist of fate becomes a life-changing secret that will either save them or ruin them,” according to the show’s synopsis.
Swank, who turned 41 last month, has spent much of this year caring for her father Stephen. He’s been recovering from a lung transplant at her home, according to reports.
Meanwhile, Hilary’s movie career has been on a low boil since her 2009 movie,”Amelia,” about the life of aviator Amelia Earhart. It crashed and burned, to put it mildly.
Swank bore the brunt of the criticism, although directing and pacing were also singled out by critics.
She fared better in follow up film “Conviction” in 2010. But she stumbled the following year in British thriller “The Resident.”
Directed by Antti Jokinen, the film was roundly panned by critics, although Swank’s acting won some praise.
Hilary quickly turned things around with a standout performance in 2014 French-American period drama, “The Homesman.”
But critics sent her back to the doghouse for her performance in the 2014 drama “You’re Not You.” Swank plays a woman suffering from the debilitating, terminal disease, ALS. The role came off as too weepy and melodramatic for most critics.
None of her recent work, of course, measures up to her two Academy Award winning performances in 1999’s “Boys Don’t Cry” and 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby.” Swank won best actress on both occasions and set the bar pretty high for herself.
Swank, however, still has the ability to turn on her star power. She dazzles in fashion magazine Herring & Herring, published by photographers Dimitri Scheblanov and Jesper Carlsen.
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