Posted Aug. 1, 2007 - He is in final negotiations to join the cast of the upcoming drama as a regular, playing a wealthy nemesis to Tripp Darling (Donald Sutherland).
"Money" centers on an idealistic lawyer (Peter Krause) who goes to work for Darling, the patriarch of one of New York's richest families.
Tamara Feldman will play the former best friend of the youngest Darling, who comes back and causes controversy for the family.
Underwood has been busy in TV lately. He co-stars on HBO's upcoming half-hour drama series "In Treatment" and has been recurring on the CBS sitcom "The New Adventures of Old Christine." He is set to continue his role on "Christine".
Underwood is currently in postproduction on his feature directorial debut -- the indie "The Bridge to Nowhere," starring Danny Masterson, Bijou Phillips and Ving Rhames.
Franklin set to 'Snitch'
Director Carl Franklin is singing like a canary for "Snitch", a New Line Cinema thriller that Guy East and Nigel Sinclair will produce via their Spitfire Pictures.
Inspired by true events chronicled in a PBS "Frontline" documentary, "Snitch" centers on a devoted father whose son faces 30 years in prison after being set up in a drug deal. The father goes undercover in the drug world to make a bust that will free his son.
"Frontline" series producer David Fanning also is producing. Justin Haythe, who wrote the screenplay, will executive produce along with Franklin's producing partner Jesse Beaton.
Tobin Armbrust and Alex Brunner will oversee for Spitfire. Keith Goldberg, Sam Brown and Toby Emmerich oversee for the studio.
Franklin, best known for directing such movies as "Out of Time" and "Devil in a Blue Dress," is next slated to direct an episode of HBO's "The Pacific".