Whitford is on the case for Crime

Fresh off the final season of The West Wing, Bradley Whitford has joined the cast of An American Crime, a gritty true-crime drama being directed by Tommy O'Haver.

The film, written by O'Haver and Irene Turner, tells the story of Sylvia Likens, a 16-year-old who died in 1965 while under the care of a woman named Gertrude Baniszewski. Whitford plays the prosecuting attorney in the trial of Baniszewski v. the state of Indiana.

Whitford's work on NBC's West Wing earned him an Emmy for supporting actor in a drama series. He next stars in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, a behind-the-television-scenes drama from West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin. It will air Mondays on NBC, beginning in the fall.

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