Paula Patton Lands New Role on ABC Drama

Paula Patton is stepping back into the spotlight with a new gig on ABC’s upcoming pilot “Runner.”

The actress will play the lead character Lauren Marks, a mother and wife who faces dangerous cartel members and illegal gun trade leaders after her life is suddenly interrupted by tragedy.

Directed by Michael Offer from the popular series “How To Get Away With Murder,” the project serves as Patton’s first TV series as a regular.

She was last seen on the big screen in “About Last Night” and her next flick “Warcraft” hits theaters in 2016.