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Michael Sheen in Showtime Masters & Johnson pilot

Actor Michael Sheen attends The Cinema Society &

Actor Michael Sheen attends The Cinema Society & Thierry Mugler screening of his new movie, "Midnight in Paris," at Tribeca Grand Screening Room in Manhattan. (May 17, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

Big news out of Showtime: The new pilot based on Thomas Maier's 2009 bio of William Masters and Virginia Johnson has now cast Michael Sheen in the lead, along with Lizzie Caplan. This -- as the saying goes -- is a boffo cast.

Maier is the brilliant Newsday investigative reporter whose 2009  book, "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love,"  is the basis for this new series. 

More from the news release: 

 Directed by Academy Award® nominee John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love"), the pilot will begin production in New York in March. Michelle Ashford (THE PACIFIC), Judith Verno, and Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly (JUSTIFIED) are executive producers. Michael Sheen and Tammy Rosen will serve as producers. MASTERS OF SEX is produced by Sony Pictures Television. MASTERS OF SEX chronicles the lives and the intriguing, unusual relationship between Masters and Johnson, the pioneers into the science of human sexuality, whose research touched off the sexual revolution. The series is an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love.

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