Graham signs up to 1-9

Boogie Nights beauty onboard for New York drama

With her new sitcom, Emily's Reasons Why Not, launching Monday night in the US, you would have thought Heather Graham might be a little occupied but she's not too busy to star in an Alfredo De Villa indie flick.

The Austin Powers star will be hoping that Emily's Reasons will be a rip-snorting success for the ABC network but just in case, she's not giving up the day job. She will topline De Villa's drama about overcoming loneliness in the Big Apple. Also scribbling on the dotted line are Backdraft star Billy Baldwin and newbie Erika Michels as a couple of strangers who feel Graham's pain.

Shooting is slated to start later this month in New York .

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