Joely Richardson had been scheduled to jump from a supporting role on cable's Nip/Tuck to the lead in Jerry Bruckheimer's next sure-hit network TV series, The Whole Truth, but she's pulled out of the ABC legal drama, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Richardson has experienced a traumatic last 14 months.
Her legendary aunt Lynn Redgrave died earlier this month. Her acting uncle Corin Redgrave died in April
Joely's beloved sister Natasha Richardson died last year in a freak skiing accident.
Joely is especially close to her mother Vanessa Redgrave who broke down on The View Friday when talking about her family.
Joely has an 18-year-old daughter by her former husband, producer Tim Bevan.
She asked to be released from her TV project so she could spend more time with her mother and daughter, and the producers understandably agreed.