Thursday, January 16, 2020

Casting News - Courtney B. Vance to Star in '61st Street'; Charlie Heaton, Malin Akerman and Betsy Brandt Join 'Soulmates'

Casting News - January 16, 2020

AMC's 61st Street and Soulmates.

  • Courtney B. Vance will star in the upcoming drama created by Peter Moffat. He won an Emmy Award for his lead role in FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. He also won a Tony Award for his featured role in the play Lucky Guy. He next stars in HBO's upcoming drama Lovecraft Country and the upcoming third season of National Geographic's Genius centering on Aretha Franklin.
  • He will play Franklin Roberts, who has promised his wife he'll retire soon and spend more time with their teenage son. However, he realizes Moses Johnson is the case of a lifetime, one that could upend the entire Chicago judicial system.
  • Charlie Heaton, Malin Akerman, Joe Anderson, Steven Mackintosh, Betsy Brandt, JJ Feild and Tom Goodman-Hill will appear in episodes of the upcoming anthology series (previously untitled) created by Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein.
  • Heaton (Stranger Things) will play Kurt, a big-hearted guy who is lost after the discovery that his soulmate is dead and finds faith and opportuinty in the arms of a church, which helps those whose soulmates have already passed on.
  • Akerman (Billions) will play Martha, who has bounced from bad relationship to bad relationship, but is now putting her trust in the test and the same church as Kurt.
  • Anderson (Outsiders) will play Travis, a heartbroken, suicidal man, who is isolated from his family and wants to be forgiven.
  • Mackintosh (Rocketman) will play Brother Samson, who is spreading a message of a hopeful future to all his flock, imbuing them with peace and the understanding that they are all worthy of love.
  • Brandt (Life in Pieces) will play Caitlin, a push-over who, after discovering her soulmate, starts to finally stand up for herself.
  • Feild (Turn: Washington's Spies) will play Nathan, who has a dark side and decides to share it when he meets his match, Caitlin.
  • Goodman-Hill (Humans) will play Doug, Caitlin's dependable and dependably unromantic boyfriend.