Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Casting News - Kathleen Turner, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kyle Bornheimer to Appear in 'Heartstrings'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Casting News - November 7, 2018

Apple's Untitled Aniston/Witherspoon Drama & Untitled Hilde Lysiak Drama; CBS All Access' The Good Fight; DC Universe's Swamp Thing; Hulu's Veronica Mars; and Netflix's Dolly Parton's Heartstrings.

  • Kathleen Turner, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kyle Bornheimer will star in an upcoming episode of the anthology series based on Dolly Parton's songs. Turner received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Peggy Sue Got Married. Goodwin starred for five seasons in HBO's Big Love and six seasons in ABC's Once Upon a Time. Bornheimer has recurred on FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Hulu's Casual and USA's Playing House.
  • They will star in the episode based on "These Old Bones." Jim Strain will write, with Joe Lazarov as director. Set in the 1940s, the episode centers on a determined young lawyer who returns to her Smoky Mountain hometown from Washington, D.C. to prove herself professionally when a mysterious old mountain woman - who locals believe is a fortune teller - threatens a lumber company's business. What results is a test of faith that includes the uncovering of past secrets.
  • Turner will play Miss Mary Shaw. Goodwin will play Genevieve. Bornheimer will play Landon.
  • Bel Powley, Karen Pittman and Desean Terry will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell. Powley's film credits include The Diary of a Teenage Girl and White Boy Rick. Pittman has recurred on Netflix's Luke Cage and FX's The Americans. Terry's guest credits include CBS' Scorpion, NBC's The Night Shift and Showtime's Shameless.
  • Powley will play Claire Conway, a driven production assistant.
  • Pittman will play Mia Jordan, a producer.
  • Terry will play Daniel Henderson, a co-anchor.
  • Michael Sheen has joined the drama's upcoming third season as a new series regular. He has previously starred for four seasons in Showtime's Masters of Sex. He next stars in the Amazon limited series Good Omens opposite David Tennant.
  • He will play Roland Blum, a brilliant, charismatic and Machiavellian lawyer. A man of appetites, he's far more interested in winning than the niceties of following the law.
  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Dawnn Lewis have booked recurring roles on the upcoming limited series revival starring Kristen Bell. Howell-Baptiste starred in the first season of BBC America's Killing Eve and recurs on HBO's Barry and NBC's The Good Place. Lewis starred for five seasons in NBC's A Different World and has recurred on The CW's iZombie.
  • Howell-Baptiste will play Nicole, the owner of the Neptune nightclub favored by spring breakers. When they begin dying, Veronica (Bell) begins to believe the killer is selecting his victims at the club.
  • Lewis will play Marcia Langdon, the new chief of police in Neptune.
  • Henderson Wade has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Crystal Reed and Andy Bean. He has previously had recurring roles on The CW's Riverdale, CBS' Extant and TNT's The Last Ship.
  • He will play Matt Cable, a Louisiana lawman who finds himself in dire straits when supernatural evil threatens the town he's sworn to protect.
  • Abby Miller, Louis Herthum, Michael Weston, Kylie Rogers and Aziza Scott have landed series regular roles on the upcoming drama starring Brooklynn Prince and Jim Sturgess. Miller starred in the first season of USA's The Sinner. Louis Herthum starred in the second season of HBO's Westworld and next appears in the Netflix anthology What/If opposite Renée Zellweger. Weston is currently recurring on FOX's The Resident. Rogers starred in ABC's one-season drama The Whispers. Scott recurred on Freeform's The Fosters.
  • Miller will play Bridget Jensen, Hilde's (Prince) mother.
  • Herthum will play Frank Briggs Sr., a police officer.
  • Weston will play Frank Briggs Jr., a police officer.
  • Rogers will play Izzy Lisko, Hilde's sister.
  • Scott will play Mackenzie "Trip" Johnson, a police officer.