Monday, March 13, 2017

Casting News - Susan Sarandon Books Season-Long Role on Showtime's 'Ray Donovan'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - March 13, 2017

ABC's black-ish & Quantico; Amazon's Jack Ryan; HBO's Sharp Objects; Hulu's The Looming Tower; Showtime's Ray Donovan; and TNT's The Alienist.

  • John Hoogenakker (Empire, Chicago Fire) has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring John Krasinski and Abbie Cornish. He will play Matice, a tough and salty American who works black ops for the CIA. At first skeptical of what appears to be a desk-jockey, he quickly develops a new respect for Jack Ryan (Krasinski) after seeing him handle himself in the field.
  • Antonio Magro (Blood Orange, Titanic) has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans. He will play Paul Kelly, a well-spoken "gentleman mob boss" and founder of the notorious Five Points Gang.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, Angie Tribeca) will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy's third season. She will play Bow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) sister. The episode will center on the incorrect belief that the two sisters have a lot in common. 
  • Oscar winner and Emmy nominee Susan Sarandon - who is currently starring in FX's Feud: Bette and Joan - has booked a season-long recurring role on the drama's upcoming fifth season. She will play Samantha Winslow, the strong and focused head of a motion picture studio.
  • Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) and Madison Davenport (From Dusk Till Dawn) will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Amy Adams. Perkins will play Jackie, the local gossip and renowned alcoholic - trashy, fun, big hair and big makeup. She knows she's a "backwoods Barbie" and has a sense of humor about it. Davenport will play Meredith, a confident and sexy former high school cheerleader who strongly supports her boyfriend, who is a prime suspect in the murder of his younger sister.
  • Trial & Error star Krysta Rodriguez has joined the drama's second season in a recurring role. She will play Maxine "Max" Griffin, the intelligent, passionate and fiercely driven founder of "The Roster," a network and visibility platform for professional women committed to helping each other rise. A DC insider who wants to change the way politics treat women, she is not to be messed with in her personal or professional life.
  • Emmy winner Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom, Godless) will star in the upcoming drama based on the non-fiction book of the same name. He will play John O'Neill, the determined, bull-headed chief of the New York FBI's Counter-Terrorism unit. He is rightly convinced that the U.S. has been targeted for attack by Al-Qaeda, and faces deliberately insufficient cooperation from other facets of the federal government, particularly from his counterpart at the frequently antagonistic CIA. A man of appetites, he is a lover of expensive food and drink, and is involved with at least two girlfriends, neither of whom know about his wife and children.