Thursday, September 27, 2018

Casting News - Paul Sorvino to Co-Star on 'Godfather of Harlem'; Kelly Rowland Joins 'American Soul'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - September 27, 2018

BET's American Soul; The CW's iZombie; and Epix's Godfather of Harlem.

  • Bryce Hodgson has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming fifth and final season. He has recurred on the drama throughout its first four seasons.
  • He plays twin brothers Scott E. and Don E. Only guest starring in two episodes of Season 1, Scott E. was a friend of Major's (Robert Buckley) who was found dead. Appearing since the second season, Don E. is an associate of Blaine's (David Anders) who assists him in his professional and criminal endeavors. 
  • Paul Sorvino will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Forest Whitaker and Vincent D'Onofrio. He starred for two seasons in NBC's Law & Order. His notable film credits include Goodfellas, Reds, The Rocketeer and Nixon.
  • He will play Frank Costello aka the "Prime Minister," a dapper former mob boss, now a diplomat who settles disputes between the Five Families. Years ago, Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker) saved his life in Dannemora prison and the friendship has lasted decades. Over the course of the season, Costello is forced into the role of peacemaker in the increasingly bloody war between Bumpy and the Genovese crime family.
  • Kelly Rowland and Kelly Price have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Sinqua Walls. Rowland has been nominated for eighteen Grammy Awards and won four times. Price has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards.
  • Rowland will recur as Gladys Knight, the legendary Soul singer. As one of the first performers young Don Cornelius (Walls) books for Soul Train, she proves instrumental in the national syndicated launch. Don impresses Gladys with his groundbreaking vision, and turns a would-be business transaction into a true friendship.
  • Price will play Brianne Clarke, the extremely wise yet cautious head of the Clarke household. Her children, Simone (Katlyn Nichol) and Kendall (Jelani Winston) are rising stars in Los Angeles, but she is wary of what a life as entertainers could bring them.