Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Casting News - John Turturro to Replace Robert De Niro on 'Criminal Justice'; Nestor Carbonell to Romance 'The Good Wife'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - April 22, 2014

CBS' The Good Wife; The CW's Reign; and HBO's Criminal Justice.

  • There's been yet another casting change on the miniseries and passion project of the late James Gandolfini. John Turturro has been tapped to replace Robert De Niro, who was originally committed to succeed Gandolfini last fall but has pulled out because of scheduling reasons. Turturro will play Jack Stone, an ambulance-chasing New York City attorney who gets in over-his-head when takes on the case of a Pakistani (Riz Ahmed) accused of murdering a girl on the Upper West Side.
  • Nestor Carbonell (Lost, Bates Motel) will guest star on an upcoming episode of the Sunday night drama. In the May 4 episode, Alicia (Julianna Margulies) gets assigned to jury duty and begins to consider her options outside of her marriage after an encounter with Carbonell's character, a charming entrepreneur.
  • Battlestar Galactica vet Tahmoh Penikett will continue to make his rounds on CW dramas - he's appeared on both Supernatural and Star-Crossed this season - with a guest spot on the period drama. He will play John, a sexy nobleman visiting French Court who also happens to be a mercenary for hire. He will debut in the May 1 episode.