'The Newsroom' adds Grace Gummer to Season 2 cast

grace-gummer-the-newsroom.jpg "The Newsroom" has added another new face to its Season 2 cast: Meryl Streep's daughter Grace Gummer.

Gummer, the younger sister of "Emily Owens, M.D." star Mamie Gummer, will have a recurring part on Aaron Sorkin's HBO series, Deadline reports. She plays a reporter covering Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

That would indicate some kind of jump ahead in time for the show, but maybe not all the way up to the fall of 2012. Romney, after all, formally announced he was running for president in June 2011.

Gummer, whose credits include the Nick series "Gigantic" and the movies "Larry Crowne" and "Margin Call," joins fellow "Newsroom" newcomers Patton Oswalt and Rosemarie DeWitt in the Season 2 cast. HBO hasn't set a return date for the show yet.
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