Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Casting News - Ray Romano & Chris O'Dowd to Star in 'Get Shorty'; Joseph Fiennes Boards 'Handmaid's Tale'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - August 23, 2016

ABC's American Housewife; Cinemax's Outcast; Epix's Get Shorty; FOX's Gotham; FX's Feud; Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale; and NBC's Chicago Med & This Is Us.

  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Chris O'Dowd (Moone Boy) have been cast in the lead roles on the upcoming drama based on the novel and film of the same name. O'Dowd will play Miles Daly, the muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. He attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film. But he accidentally brings the criminal world with him to Los Angeles. Romano will play Rick, a washed up producer of low-quality films who becomes Miles' partner and guide through the maze of Hollywood.
  • Naian Gonzalez Norvind (Everybody's Got Somebody... Not Me) has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming third season. She will play Alice Tetch, the younger sister of Jervis Tetch aka the Mad Hatter (Benedict Samuel). She was born with a powerful ability that she cannot control. An ability her brother believes is a gift, but that she has always seen as a curse. As such, she has spent much of her life alone, running from her brother who will stop at nothing to be reunited in hopes of unleashing her gift on the world.
  • Joseph Fiennes (American Horror Story: Asylum, Shakespeare in Love) has booked the male lead on the upcoming drama starring Elisabeth Moss. He will play Commander Fred Waterford, a founding father of Gilead. He is a powerful, high-ranking official who rules the household where Offred (Moss) is a handmaid.
  • Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story, The People v. O.J. Simpson) has joined the cast of the upcoming anthology series starring Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon and Catherine Zeta-Jones. She will play Oscar-winning actress Geraldine Page.
  • Mekia Cox (Secrets and Lies, 90210) has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She will play Robin Charles, the eldest daughter of Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt). She is an epidemiologist who is brought in for a difficult case that further complicates her strained relationship with her father. 
  • Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland) will appear in an upcoming episode of the new comedy starring Katy Mixon. She will play Kathryn, Katie's (Mixon) distant mother who is a less-than-perfect parent. She is a former flight attendant for Pan Am who is a touch narcissistic and a thorn in Katie's side during the holidays.
  • After recurring throughout the first season, Madeleine McGraw has been promoted to series regular on the drama's upcoming second season. She plays Amber Barnes, Kyle's (Patrick Fugit) daughter. 
  • Ryan Michelle Bathe (Boston Legal, Army Wives) has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama - which stars her real-life husband Sterling K. Brown. She will play Yvette, a strong, outspoken and unlikely new friend to Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore).