Friday, November 30, 2018

Casting News - 'Heartstrings' Adds Gerald McRaney & Delta Burke; Nick Nolte Joins 'The Mandalorian'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - November 30, 2018

Apple's Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Series; Disney+'s The Mandalorian; and Netflix's Dolly Parton's Heartstrings.

  • Gerald McRaney, Brooke Elliott, Ben Lawson, Michele Weaver, Delta Burke and Tim Reid will appear in an upcoming episode of the anthology series - based on the song "If I Had Wings." McRaney won an Emmy Award for his performance in NBC's This Is Us. Elliott starred for six seasons in Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva. Lawson starred in the second season of ABC's Designated Survivor. Weaver stars in OWN's Love Is ___, which has been renewed for a second season. Burke starred for five seasons in CBS' Designing Women. Reid starred for six seasons in The WB's Sister, Sister.
  • In the episode written by Jim Strain and directed by Timothy Busfield, after receiving invitations to the 70th birthday party of their decades-long estranged father Tom Freeman (McRaney), three disparate siblings, Clay (Lawson), Nancy (Elliott) and Phyllis (Weaver) converge on a Mississippi farm where they test the bonds of blood and issues of faith, all to confront the sins of their father. Burke will play Ellie Holder, Tom's girlfriend. Reid will play Kendal Hooks, Tom's best friend.
  • Nick Nolte has joined the cast of the upcoming Star Wars live-action drama starring Pedro Pascal. The veteran actor has received three Academy Awards nominations - for the films The Prince of Tides, Affliction and Warrior. In television, he starred for one season in HBO's Luck, one season in FOX's Gracepoint and two seasons in Epix's Graves.
  • Like with all previous casting, no details were immediately announced about the character he will be playing.
  • Rupert Grint will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Lauren Ambrose and Nell Tiger Free. He starred as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise. He currently stars in Sony Crackle's Snatch and next appears in the Amazon limited series The ABC Murders opposite John Malkovich.
  • He will play Julian Pearce, Dorothy's (Ambrose) younger brother.