She's fighting for her kid on and off screen!
Paula Patton is in the middle of a heated custody battle with Robin Thicke over their son Julian, and it looks like she found the perfect outlet for all that emotional angst.
The 41-year-old has been cast as the lead in an upcoming ABC thriller playing a protective mom!
Patton will headline the series called Somewhere Between, playing a mom named Laura Price who learns her daughter will be killed without any other details to prevent it from happening.
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Laura doesn't know who the murderer is or what their motives are, but she knows exactly when, where, and how the killing will happen. Yikes!
The Stephen Tolkin-written drama, which has a 10-episode order for the summer of 2017, will even have a supernatural twist!
Patton is also playing a protective mom IRL, as she alleged in court that her ex-husband was physically abusive towards her and their 6-year-old boy — and was awarded temporary sole custody by a judge on Thursday.
We're glad the Baggage Claim actress has something to keep her mind of her real life drama, and we hope her custody battle ends soon.
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