Justin Timberlake’s wife, Jessica Biel, is making a comeback to television after being absent for more than a decade. The 34-year-old wife of the singer has mostly stuck to starring in films, with the exception of guest-starring in one episode of “New Girl” and lending her voice for animated series “BoJack Horseman” and Family Guy.”
Biel will star in USA Network’s crime thriller drama, “The Sinner,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network has ordered a pilot for the show and it is based on Petra Hammesfahr’s novel of the same name.
Who will Biel play and what is the story about? Here are four startling facts:
1. Jessica Biel Will Play Cora Bender
The mother-of-one will essay the role of Cora Benfer, a young mother who goes to a lake for a picnic with her husband, Gereon, and son. Although USA’s “The Sinner” might change the characters’ name, the plot will be based on the novel.
2. She Suddenly Kills A Stranger In A Fit Of Rage
According to reviews, Cora was overcome with an inexplicable fit of rage that led to her killing an apparent stranger. She doesn’t know why she killed him. Worse, she murdered him in a crowded park that had ample witnesses. Her husband tried to stop her before she slit the man’s throat.
3. An Investigator Becomes Obsessed With Finding The Truth
Baffled, a rogue investigator takes on the Cora Bender homicide case and is determined to uncover the truth. Why would a young mother suddenly get angry and kill a stranger in the middle of a family picnic?
4. It’s A Psychological Crime Thriller
USA Network’s “The Sinner” will reveal the demons that plague Cora and uncover a disturbed childhood, the truth about her mother being a religious fanatic and her sexual obsessions. With time, the fast-paced thriller uncovers the truth about Jessica Biel’s character.
Biel’s last major TV role was in Warner Bros.’ “7th Heaven.”