Thursday, November 30, 2017

Casting News - Tom Hopper Joins 'The Umbrella Academy'; Bobby Cannavale to Co-Star on 'Homecoming'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - November 30, 2017

Amazon's Homecoming; Netflix's The Umbrella Academy; Paramount's Yellowstone; TNT's One Day She'll Darken; and YouTube Red's Cobra Kai.

  • Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda, Robert Sheehan and Aidan Gallagher have been cast on the upcoming drama starring Ellen Page.
  • Hopper (Black Sails) will play Luther, aka Spaceboy, who was groomed by his father from an early age to be the leader of the Umbrella Academy - a responsibility that has always weighed heavily on him. He is resilient, a workaholic, and possesses the ability of heightened physical strength. Upstanding to a fault, Luther always tries to do the right thing, even if that means putting others before himself.
  • Raver-Lampman (Hamilton) will play Allison aka The Rumor, a beautiful, elegant and former world-famous movie star who possesses the power of suggestion - anything she says aloud comes to pass. Her life seems perfect from the outside, but her ability has undermined every relationship she's ever had. With her career on the decline and her marriage in shambles, she refuses to use her power as she seeks a more authentic life.
  • Castaneda (Switched at Birth) will play Diego aka The Kraken, a skilled, intense vigilante who has a real problem with authority. He isn't as naturally strong or smart as his siblings, so he's worked three times as hard for everything. Believing he should have been the leader of his family instead of his brothers, he carries a massive chip on his shoulder that makes him hostile to just about everyone.
  • Sheehan (Fortitude) will play Klaus aka The Séance, a drug addict and lovable mess. And yet, if you ask him, any day now his life is going to turn around. He's a classic "middle child" - a disarming pleaser who is seemingly everyone's friend, but will rob you blind without thinking twice.
  • Gallagher (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) will play Number Five aka The Boy, who appears to be a 13-year-old boy but in actuality is a 58-year-old man trapped in the body of a child. He doesn't suffer fools and is the smartest person in the room. He's haunted by the things he's seen and done, and is on the verge of losing his grip on reality.
  • Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale (Will & Grace, Boardwalk Empire) will reunite with his Mr. Robot writer-director Sam Esmail on the upcoming drama starring Julia Roberts. He will play Colin Belfast, the ambitious off-site supervisor of the Homecoming Initiative. 
  • Josh Lucas (The Mysteries of Laura, The Firm) has booked a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Kevin Costner. He will play a young version of John Dutton (Costner).
  • Arlen Escarpeta (The Oath) has landed a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Chris Pine. He will play Xander, Fauna's (India Eisley) cousin who lives in Los Angeles. He is playful and comfortable with Fauna. He will spend time talking to her about her family.
  • Diora Baird (Shameless, Angel From Hell) is set for a recurring role on the upcoming comedy sequel to The Karate Kid. She will play Shannon Keene, Johnny's (William Zabka) ex and mother to his son, Robby (Tanner Buchanan). Although she's a bit of a drunk and a screw up, she loves her son.