Thursday, July 18, 2019

Casting News - Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw and Jessie Buckley Board FX's 'Fargo'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - July 18, 2019

AMC's Dispatches From Elsewhere; CBS' Evil; and FX's Fargo.

  • Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley, Salvatore Esposito, Andrew Bird, Jeremie Harris, Gaetano Bruno, Anji White, Francesco Acquaroli, E'myri Crutchfield and Amber Midthunder will star opposite Chris Rock in the upcoming fourth installment of the anthology series.
  • Huston will play Odis Weff, Schwartzman will play Josto Fadda, Whishaw will play Rabbi Milligan. Buckley will play Oraetta Mayflower. Esposito will play Gaetano Fadda. Bird will play Thurman Smutney. Harris will play Leon Bittle. Bruno will play Constant Calamita. White will play Dibrell Smutney. Acquaroli will play Ebal Violante. Crutchfield will play Ehelrida Pearl Smutney. Midthunder will play Swanee Capps.
  • Production will begin on the new season this fall in Chicago for a 2020 premiere.
  • Tara Lynne Barr has booked a recurring role on the upcoming anthology series starring Jason Segel, Richard E. Grant and Sally Field. She previously starred for all four seasons of Hulu's Casual.
  • She will play the younger version of Janice (Field), who is a housewife and recently lost her husband of many years in the present day.
  • Christine Lahti has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Katja Herbers, Mike Colter and Michael Emerson. Her casting reunites her with series creators Robert and Michelle King after she has recurred on their drama The Good Wife and its spinoff The Good Fight. Lahti previously starred for four seasons in CBS' Chicago Hope, where she won an Emmy Award for her lead performance. She has also recurred on NBC's The Blacklist and CBS' Hawaii Five-0.
  • She will play Sheryl Luria, Kristen's (Herbers) mother. She replaces Deirdre O'Connell, who played the role in the original pilot but couldn't continue on the series due to a scheduling conflict.