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Emmy Rossum to star as singer Angelyne in limited series

Actress Emmy Rossum has been cast to portray singer and model Angelyne in a new limited series.
The Shameless star will play the American singer and also serve as executive producer on the untitled drama. She will develop the series with her husband, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail.
Angelyne, real name Renee Goldberg, found fame after appearing in a series of billboards in California in the 1980s.
The show will be based on journalist Gary Baum’s investigative feature about Goldberg in The Hollywood Reporter.
“I have always been fascinated by the enigma that is Angelyne,” a statement from Rossum reads. “At a young age, I can vividly remember staring up at her on a billboard above me and wondering, ‘Who is that woman?’ Gary Baum’s investigative journalism has finally unearthed the true, complex identity of the infamous woman who has fascinated Los Angeles for over 30 years. From the moment I read Gary’s recent piece, I knew I had to tell this story. It’s a poignant and bizarre tale about the hunger for fame, the sexualisation of women and the erasing of past traumas.”
Rossum and Esmail, who wed earlier this year (17), previously worked together on his directorial debut Comet.

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