Thursday, May 19, 2016

Casting News - USA Sets July Premiere for 'Shooter'; Jake Lacy Joins 'I'm Dying Up Here'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - May 19, 2016

BET's New Edition: The Movie; Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here; and USA's Shooter.

  • The cable network has announced that the upcoming drama series based on Stephen Hunter's novel Point of Impact and the 2007 film of the same name will premiere on Tuesday, July 19. The drama stars Ryan Phillippe, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Tembi Locke, Shantel VanSanten, David Marciano and Omar Epps.
  • Wood Harris, Michael Rapaport, Faizon Love, Duane Martin, Tank and Bre-Z have joined the cast of the upcoming three-part miniseries. Harris will play Brooke Payne. Rapaport will play Gary Evans, Love will play Maurice Starr. Martin will play Louil Silas, Tank will play Jheryl Busby. Bre-Z will play Peanut Bell.
  • Jake Lacy (Girls, The Office) has been cast as a new series regular on the upcoming hourlong comedy starring Melissa Leo. He will play a stand-up comic who gained some notoriety a few years back by blowing off The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on the night he was scheduled to appear. His issues with substance abuse and family tragedy inform his comedy as he tries to re-acclimate into the early '70s L.A. comedy scene. Though not everyone is quick to welcome him back nor is he interested in conforming to their idea of what comedy is.