Monday, July 9, 2018

Casting News - Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo and Michael K. Williams to Star in 'Central Park Five'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - July 9, 2018

Facebook Watch's Queen America; Hulu's Catch-22; Netflix's Central Park Five; Showtime's Kidding; and TNT's Tell Me Your Secrets.

  • Julie Ann Emery has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Kyle Chandler. She has starred for two seasons in AMC's Preacher. She previously recurred on AMC's Better Call Saul and FX's Fargo.
  • She will play Marion Scheisskopf, who's married to Scheisskopf (Clooney) but having an affair with Yossarian (Christopher Abbott). Earthy and beautiful, she's passionate but bored. Restless. A little sad, even. Yet alone with Yossarian, she's mischievous and playful. She connects with him. It's mental and intellectual as well as physical. She made a huge mistake marrying the awful Scheisskopf, and dreams of a bigger life.
  • Charles Esten and Katherine Willis have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Lily Rabe, Amy Brenneman and Hamish Linklater. Esten has starred for six seasons in the ABC/CMT drama Nashville. Willis has previously recurred on NBC's Friday Night Lights, USA's Queen of the South and National Geographic's The Long Road Home.
  • Esten will play Saul Barlow, a grieving father who has coped with the disappearance of his daughter by walking away from materialism and trying to move on from the loss. This has severely strained his relationship with his wife, Mary (Brenneman), who refuses to give up the search.
  • She will play Diana Lord, a woman trying to balance her charity work with her struggle to parent a privileged daughter she can't control.
  • Newcomer Grace Song has landed a recurring role on the upcoming comedy starring Jim Carrey. Her guest credits include HBO's High Maintenance and Hulu's Difficult People.
  • She will play Eliza, a 19-year-old college student who lives next door to Jeff (Carrey).
  • Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga and John Leguizamo will star in the upcoming four-part limited series written and directed by Ava DuVernay. Williams earned an Emmy nomination for HBO's The Night Of and starred for three seasons in SundanceTV's Hap and Leonard. Farmiga starred for five seasons in A&E's Bates Motel. Leguizamo starred for two seasons in Netflix's Bloodline as well as the Paramount miniseries Waco.
  • Williams will play Bobby McCray, the father of Antron.
  • Farmiga will play Elizabeth Lederer, the Manhattan Assistant D.A. who led the prosecution in the cases and still works in the office.
  • Leguizamo will play Raymond Santana Sr., the father of another one of the falsely accused boys of color.
  • Belle Shouse, Teagle F. Bougere, Rana Roy, Isabella Amara, Molly Price and Megan West will round out the main cast of the upcoming dramedy starring Catherine Zeta-Jones.
  • Shouse (Secrets and Lies) will play Samantha, a beautiful and kind but clumsy, ignorant and insecure woman who hopes Vicki (Zeta-Jones) can mold her into a worthwhile pageant contender.
  • Bougere (The Crucible) will play Nigel, a hair and makeup extraordinaire.
  • Roy (Underground) will play Mary, a former pageant queen-turned-fitness trainer.
  • Amara (Alex Strangelove, The Tale) will play Bella, Vicki's teenage niece.
  • Price (Third Watch) will play Katie, Vicki's older sister.
  • West (This Is Us) will play Brittany, Samantha's number one rival and the "one to beat."