Monday, March 1, 2021

Casting News - Sissy Spacek and Ed O'Neill to Star in 'Lightyears'; Constance Wu Joins 'The Terminal List'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - March 1, 2021

Amazon's Lightyears & The Terminal List; Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi; Netflix's True Story; and Paramount+'s Guilty Party.

  • Theo Rossi will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes. He previously starred for six seasons in FX's Sons of Anarchy and two seasons in Netflix's Luke Cage.
  • He will play Gene, an excitable, wildly enthusiastic super-fan who follows The Kid (Hart) around on every leg of his comedy tour.
  • Constance Wu will play the female lead in the upcoming drama starring Chris Pratt and Taylor Kitsch. She previously starred for six seasons in ABC's Fresh Off the Boat. She also starred in the feature films Crazy Rich Asians and Hustlers.
  • She will play Katie Buranek, a risk-seeking war correspondent who uses her byline to speak truth to power. She left her desk at a prestigious news outlet to pursue high-impact stories on her own terms. Now at a crossroads in her career, she finds an unlikely ally in rogue Navy SEAL James Reece (Pratt). She seeks to re-enter the mainstream by bringing the truth about Reece and the conspiracy he's fighting against to light.
  • Sissy Spacek and Ed O'Neill will star in the upcoming drama created by Holden Miller. Spacek has received six Academy Award nominations - winning for the 1980 film Coal Miner's Daughter. She has also starred for three seasons in Netflix's Bloodline and recurred on Hulu's Castle Rock and Amazon's Homecoming. O'Neill has previously starred for eleven seasons in FOX's Married... with Children and eleven seasons in ABC's Modern Family.
  • Spacek will play Irene York, a retired English teacher with a thoughtful, magnetic presence. As her health fades, her life with her husband Franklin increasingly revolves around visits to the chamber. For decades they've kept the chamber a secret, with Irene obsessing about the deeper meaning of their discovery.
  • O'Neill will play Franklin York, a former woodworker with a charmingly grumpy demeanor. After more than 50 years of marriage, he still has a powerful devotion to his wife but doesn't share her fascination with the chamber, a secret which weighs heavily on him. For her sake, he is willing to endure its presence in their lives, but his patience is wearing thin.
  • Jules Latimer, Geoff Stults, Tiya Sircar, Alanna Ubach, Laurie Davidson and Andre Hyland have joined the cast of the upcoming comedy starring Kate Beckinsale. Latimer will make her television acting debut with the series. Stults recently recurred on Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere. Sircar recurred on all four seasons of NBC's The Good Place. Ubach has recurred on HBO's Euphoria and FOX's Filthy Rich. Davidson starred in TNT's one-season drama Will. Hyland recently guest starred on HBO Max's Search Party.
  • Latimer will play Toni, a young woman who has been sentenced to 92 years without parole for murdering her husband, a no-good gun runner whom she stridently maintains she did not kill. Now, three years after these events, Toni writes to Beth (Beckinsale) asking her to reopen her case and help prove her innocence. Hellbent on getting out of prison, she is a relentless advocate on her own behalf as she tries to take on a broken justice system.
  • Stults will play Marco, Beth's husband, a true-blue park ranger who rolls with the punches and tries to be sympathetic to his once illustrious journalist wife's frustration in her lowly new job.
  • Sircar will play Fiona, Beth's associate at the online publication. She is a duplicitous overachiever but a fantastic wing-woman when the going gets dangerous.
  • Ubach will play Tessa. This news anchor was lapped by Beth when they started out as young reporters. Now, Tessa's a chief crime correspondent who is quickly moving upwards with Beth fading in her rearview.
  • Davidson will play George, a low-level gun runner who is the brains of the operation. While he has a sensitive side and is prone to falling head over heels in love, he can just as easily lose control of his temper and isn't afraid to use violence to solve a problem.
  • Hyland will play Wyatt, a dangerous, bigoted buffoon who thinks he's way smarter than he is and has the sense of humor of a 13-year-old boy. He is a low-level gun runner and a wild card - he can turn from a dopey chump to a vicious maniac in the blink of an eye.
  • Indira Varma has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. She currently stars in ABC's For Life, which recently wrapped its second season. She previously starred for three seasons in HBO's Game of Thrones and one season in Amazon's Carnival Row.
  • No details were immediately released about the character she will be playing.