'Law & Order: SVU' books Lena Olin

lenaolin_awake_290.jpgOscar and Emmy nominee Lena Olin will guest-star on an episode of "Law & Order: SVU" later this season.

Olin will play the attorney for a billionaire (Richard Burgi of "Desperate Housewives") who becomes entangled in a kidnapping case in the episode, NBC says. Russell G. Jones, who has appeared on the other "L&O" series in the past, will also guest as Burgi's head of security, who discovers a young woman has been abducted from his building.

The episode, titled "Confidential," is scheduled to air in February.

"Ever since I first saw Lena Olin in 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being,' I've been a huge admirer of her work," "SVU" executive producer Neal Baer says. "To have her guest on 'SVU' in this intense role is what makes my job so gratifying."

Olin earned an Emmy nomination in 2003 for "Alias" and an Oscar nod in 1989 for "Enemies, a Love Story." She recently finished work on a film called "Remember Me" that also stars "Twilight's" Robert Pattinson, "Lost's" Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan and Chris Cooper.

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