The 1960s-set drama revolves around the pilots and flight attendants of the once-iconic airline.
Christina Ricci is in negotiations to star in ABCâ€™s 1960s-set Pan Am, according to sources.
The drama, from Sony Pictures TV, is a nighttime soap revolving around pilots and flight attendants (or stewardesses, as they were known then) at the once-dominant airline.
Jack Orman — an executive producer/writer on ER — wrote the script and will exec produce, while Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing, Mr. Sunshine) is on board to direct. Australian actress Margot Robbie has already been cast as one of Pan Amâ€™s flight attendants, while Michael Mosley (Scrubs) has locked to play one of the pilots.
Ricci has periodically popped up on series television in guest arcs including ABCâ€™s Greyâ€™s Anatomy in 2006, TNTâ€™s Saving Grace in 2009 and this year in CBSâ€™ CSI.
Her breakout film role came with the 1990 Cher starrer Mermaids, and she cemented her status as a precociously unconventional actress with her turn as Wednesday Addams in the 1991 film adaptation of TV classic The Addams Family. She went on to earn critical raves for adult roles in such films as Buffalo â€˜66, The Ice Storm and The Opposite of Sex.
If Ricci and Sony can come together on a deal, the actress would be the latest name star to join a broadcast pilot this season. Maria Bello, Amanda Peet and Ethan Hawke have already closed deals, while Minnie Driver and Ashley Judd are in negotiations.