Shannyn Sossamon Joins Fox’s ‘Wayward Pines’

Shannyn SossamonThe cast for “Wayward Pines,” M. Night Shyamalan’s limited series for Fox, is coming together quickly now, with filming set to start soon.

Shannyn Sossamon has signed on, according to a network representative who told TheWrap.

The actress will play Theresa Burke, who’s married to star Matt Dillon’s character, Secret Service agent Ethan. Formerly an agent herself, Theresa left to stay home with their son, Ben.

She’s described as an intelligent, independent and charismatic person. While her relationship to Ethan has been strong, his flaws are beginning to test her patience.

Sossamon is best known for her big screen roles in “A Knight’s Tale,” “40 Days and 40 Nights,” and “Rules of Attraction.” She just finished shooting on “The Jesuit” from writer Paul Schrader and director Alfonso Pineda Ulloa.