Thursday, March 18, 2021

Casting News - Sally Field Joins HBO's Lakers Drama; Dianne Wiest to Co-Star on 'Mayor of Kingstown'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - March 18, 2021

AppleTV+'s Five Days at Memorial; The CW's Supergirl; HBO's Untitled Los Angeles Lakers Drama; and Paramount's iCarly & Mayor of Kingstown.

  • Sally Field has joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring John C. Reilly, Jason Clarke and Adrien Brody. She has been nominated for three Academy Awards - winning in 1980 for Norma Rae and in 1985 for Places in the Heart. She also starred for five seasons in ABC's Brothers & Sisters, in the Netflix limited series Maniac and in the AMC anthology drama Dispatches From Elsewhere.
  • She will play Jessie Buss, the mother of Hall of Famer Jerry Buss (Reilly). As a young single mother, she instilled in her son a love of math, money and good times. Decades later, her son is a successful businessman - but he turns to her as a trusted advisor and bookkeeper.
  • Dianne Wiest has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Jeremy Renner. She has been nominated for three Academy Awards - winning in 1986 for Hannah and Her Sisters and in 1994 for Bullets Over Broadway. She also starred for two seasons in HBO's In Treatment and four seasons in CBS' Life in Pieces.
  • She will play Miriam, the McLusky family matriarch who teaches at the Kingstown Women's Prison. 
  • Vera Farmiga will play the lead role in the upcoming limited series developed by John Ridley and Carlton Cuse. She previously starred for five seasons in A&E's Bates Motel (which was also co-created by Cuse) and in the Netflix limited series When They See Us. She next stars in Disney+'s upcoming Marvel drama Hawkeye.
  • She will play Dr. Anna Pou, the doctor on duty at Memorial Hospital when Hurricane Katrina hit.
  • Laci Mosley and Jaidyn Triplett will co-star on the upcoming revival of the comedy starring Miranda Cosgrove, Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor. Mosley starred in Pop's one-season comedy Florida Girls and recurred on ABC's Single Parents. Triplett has guest starred on Netflix's Family Reunion and ABC's Station 19.
  • Mosley will play Harper, Carly's (Cosgrove) roommate and best friend.
  • Triplett will play Millicent, Freddie's (Kress) snarky and social media-savvy stepdaughter.
  • Jason Behr and Claude Knowlton have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming sixth and final season. Behr previously starred for three seasons in The WB's Roswell and recently recurred on The CW's Roswell, New Mexico. Knowlton has guest starred on CBS' Criminal Minds, The CW's Supernatural and Netflix's The Order.
  • Behr will play a famous Kryptonian who plays a significant role in helping Kara (Melissa Benoist) when she faces circumstances beyond her control.
  • Knowlton will play a mild mannered alien whose tragic past allows him to help Kara and her friends with their mission at hand.