Josh Duhamel to play Renee Zellweger in The Thing About Pam, an NBC series dedicated to the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria. America was passionate about crime for a decade. In 2013, Russ Faria, the victim’s husband, was convicted of the murder before being acquitted in a second trial in 2015 thanks to the consideration of new evidence found by Joel Schwartz, his lawyer, who will be played by Josh Duhamel.
For her part, Renee Zellweger will play the role of Pam Hupp who was indicted for the first degree murder of Betsy Faria as recently as this year. The actress will also serve as an executive producer of the series through her company Big Picture Co.
A resounding news item
The Faria case has been widely covered by NBC over the years, notably through its news magazine Dateline. In addition, the news item and its consequences had been dissected in a 2019 podcast also entitled The Thing About Pam who, as pointed out Variety, remains one of iTunes’ most downloaded podcasts.
This role is in any case a boon for Josh Duhamel. Indeed, the star of Las Vegas and Transformers camped the hero of the Netflix series Jupiter’s Legacy which unfortunately failed to convince and is already stopping after just one season. Finally, it will soon be showing at Shotgun Wedding, an action comedy starring Jennifer Lopez.