'The Good Wife' exclusive: Rita Wilson, F. Murray Abraham star in episode inspired by 'The Social Network'

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The legal ranks are about to get a lot more impressive on CBS’ The Good Wife. EW has learned exclusively that Rita Wilson (It’s Complicated) and F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) will guest star in a February episode that’s inspired by The Social Network and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The episode focuses on a junior genius who launched a successful website that prompts a big movie about his life. He ends up suing the producers for defamation, however, because he’s not happy with the results. (For more about the episode, click here). Abraham — last seen depicting a professor on HBO’s Bored to Death — will play Burl, the head attorney at a film conglomerate. Smug but friendly, he represents the studio in the lawsuit. Wilson, meanwhile, will play Viola, a top-of-her field lawyer. Though botoxed to the max, she brims with power and self-confidence and is an old friend of Diane (Christine Baranski), who asks for her help with a case.

Wilson also recently appeared in Old Dogs and My Life in Ruins.

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