Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Casting News - Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins 'Prodigal Son'; Amy Ryan Boards 'Only Murders in the Building; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - January 6, 2021

ABC's Women of the Movement; FOX's Prodigal Son; and Hulu's Only Murders in the Building.

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. She won an Academy Award in 2002 for her supporting performance in Chicago. She also won a Tony Award in 2010 for her performance in the musical A Little Night Musical. On television, she previously starred in the FX limited series Feud: Bette and Joan.
  • She will play Dr. Vivian Capshaw, Claremont Psychiatric's resident MD. When Dr. Martin Whitley (Michael Sheen) is assigned to infirmary duty, she revels in tasking "The Surgeon" to clean bedpans and mop the floor. But as Martin proves valuable in treating patients, she begins to see him in a new light - which is not a good thing.
  • Amy Ryan will co-star on the upcoming comedy starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez. She received an Academy Award nomination for her supporting performance in the 2007 film Gone Baby Gone. She has also received Tony Award nominations for the plays Uncle Vanya and A Streetcar Named Desire.
  • She will play a musician who resides in the building.
  • Tonya Pinkins has been tapped to replace Niecy Nash on the upcoming limited series starring Adrienne Warren. Pinkins has received three Tony Award nominations - winning in 1992 for the musical Jelly's Last Jam. She has also recurred on Hulu's 11.22.63, FOX's Gotham, CBS' Madam Secretary, AMC's Fear the Walking Dead and CBS' God Friended Me. Nash exited the project for personal reasons.
  • She will play Alma, Emmett Till's (Cedric Joe) grandmother. After Emmett's 1955 murder in Mississippi, Alma - a young grandmother who had been like a second mother to him - fought to protect her family in Chicago while her daughter Mamie (Warren) traveled the country seeking justice in Emmett's name. A force of nature, Alma was Mamie's rock in the face of unbelievable tragedy.