Franka Potente to Guest Star on House

The German-born actress appears opposite Hugh Laurie in the two-hour season premiere of Fox's hit medical drama

By Jennifer Godwin Jul 29, 2009 10:30 PMTags
Franka Potente, Hugh LaurieFlorian Seefried/Getty Images; Mark Lipson/FOX

Network sources confirm to us exclusively that Franka Potente (Run, Lola, Run; The Bourne Identity) is set to guest star on House this season.

But where does she fit into the story?

According to sources, the German-born actress appears in the two-hour season premiere, which is directed by executive producer Katie Jacobs.

Fellow House executive producer David Shore recently told us, "Those two hours take place basically exclusively within the institution" over a period of six months, as damaged doc Gregory House's (Hugh Laurie) attempts to recover from the hallucinations that crippled him at the end of season five.