Friday, February 5, 2021

Casting News - Chiwetel Ejiofor to Play Lead Role in Paramount+'s 'The Man Who Fell to Earth'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - February 5, 2021

Disney+'s Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.; HBO's The Gilded Age; Netflix's Pieces of Her; and Paramount+'s The Man Who Fell to Earth.

  • Gil Birmingham, Terry O'Quinn and Calum Worthy have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Toni Collette and Bella Heathcote. Birmingham currently stars in Paramount's Yellowstone, which returns for its fourth season later this year. O'Quinn won an Emmy Award for his supporting role on ABC's Lost. Worthy starred in the Hulu limited series The Act.
  • Birmingham will play Charlie Bass, a protective family friend of Laura (Collette) and Andy Oliver (Heathcote).
  • O'Quinn will play Martin Queller, the charismatic, billionaire founder of pharmaceutical giant QuellCorp. Behind closed doors, he has an iron grip over his wife and three children.
  • Worthy will play the young Jasper, the eldest of the three Queller siblings. He is tortured by his relationship with his father - torn between proving his worth to the Queller name and protecting the world and those he loves most from it.
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor will play the lead role on the upcoming limited series created by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2014 for his lead performance in the film 12 Years a Slave. He has also starred in the films The Martian, Doctor Strange, The Lion King, The Old Guard and Locked Down.
  • He will play a new alien who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future.
  • Sullivan Jones, Linda Emond, Michel Gill and Ward Horton have landed recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon and Carrie Coon. Jones starred in the Hulu limited series The Looming Tower. Emond starred for two seasons in AMC's Lodge 49. Gill starred for two seasons in Netflix's House of Cards. Horton starred in the 2014 film Annabelle.
  • Jones will play T. Thomas Fortune. Born into slavery, he becomes an influential member of the Black intellectual community in New York in the early 1880s.
  • Emond will play Clara Barton, a pioneering nurse, who founded the American Red Cross.
  • Gill will play Patrick Morris, Anne's (Katie Finneran) husband, a banker and Alderman.
  • Horton will play Charles Fane, Aurora's (Kelli O'Hara) husband, a banker and Alderman, who belongs to the established American/New York upper class.
  • Mapuana Makia has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming comedy starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Kathleen Rose Perkins and Jason Scott Lee. Her guest credits include ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, VH1's Hit the Floor, CBS' Hawaii Five-0, TBS' Angie Tribeca and NBC's Superstore.
  • She will play Noelani, a fellow resident at the hospital.