'Political Animals' stars Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino already in town

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Sigourney Weaver stars in "Political Animals," a USA miniseries about to begin shooting in Philadelphia.

Sigourney Weaver and Carla Gugino dined together Wednesday night at Le Castagne (1920 Chestnut). They both had Dover sole prepared table side. The actresses are in town shooting an upcoming USA miniseries "Political Animals."

Weaver stars as a former First Lady who becomes Secretary of State. Gugino plays a journalist whom she befriends.

Both Gugino and "Exorcist" star Ellen Burstyn who also appears in the series previously worked on "The Mighty Macs" in this area. Roger Bart ("Desperate Housewives,") also worked here on "Law Abiding Citizen."

Shooting is expected to start Monday and continue in the area through June.

The miniseries is to premiere on USA in July.

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