Sally Field To Play John C. Reilly’s Mom in LA Lakers HBO Series, Her First Big Role Since 2017

Sally Field is headed to television in HBO’s LA Lakers series, Variety reports.

The 74-year-old actress has joined Adrien Brody, John C. Reilly and Michael Chiklis in the still untitled series which centers on the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers.

Sally is set to star as Jessie Buss, mother of Lakers owner Jerry Buss (Reilly).

As a young single mother, Jessie instilled in her son a love of math, money, and good times. Decades later, her son is a successful businessman – but he turns to her as a trusted advisor and bookkeeper.

Michael will play Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach and Adrien is Pat Riley.

Most recently, Sally was seen in 2015′s Hello, My Name is Doris and 2017′s Little Evil. She’s best known for her roles in Forrest Gump, Norma Rae and Lincoln.

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