Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Casting News - Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne and Mickey Rourke Join Peacock's 'MacGruber'; Plus 7 More Updates!

Casting News - June 9, 2021

Amazon's With Love; AppleTV+'s Echo 3; FOX's Our Kind of People; HBO Max's And Just Like That; Netflix's Stranger Things; Paramount+'s The Offer; Peacock's MacGruber; and USA's The Sinner.

  • Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Willie Garson and Evan Handler will all reprise their Sex and the City roles in the upcoming sequel series. Cantone has recently guest starred on CBS' Mom, FX's Better Things and Paramount+'s The Good Fight. Eigenberg currently stars in NBC's Chicago Fire, which has been renewed for its tenth and eleventh seasons. Garson previously starred for six seasons in USA's White Collar. Handler starred for seven seasons in Showtime's Californication and one season in Starz's Power.
  • Cantone plays Anthony Marentino. Eigenberg plays Steve Brady. Garson plays Stanford Blatch. Handler plays Harry Goldenblatt.
  • Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen and Grace Van Dien have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming fourth season. McNulty previously starred for three seasons in Netflix's Anne With an E. Truitt has recurred on OWN's Queen Sugar and The CW's Black Lightning. Chen has guest starred on HBO's The Outsider, FOX's The Resident and USA's Queen of the South. Van Dien starred in NBC's one-season drama The Village.
  • McNulty will play Vickie, a cool, fast-talking band nerd who catches the eye of one of our beloved heroes.
  • Truitt will play Patrick, a Hawkins basketball star who has friends, talent and a good life... until shocking events send his life spiraling out of control.
  • Chen will play Ms. Kelly, a popular guidance counselor who cares deeply for her students - especially those struggling the most.
  • Van Dien will play Chrissy, the lead cheerleader and the most popular girl in school. But beneath the seemingly perfect surface lies a dark secret.
  • Rome Flynn, Isis King, Todd Grinnell and Desmond Chiam have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Emeraude Tobia and Mark Indelicato. Flynn previously starred for two seasons in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder. King has guest starred on Netflix's When They See Us and Freeform's Good Trouble. Grinnell starred for four seasons in Netflix/Pop's One Day at a Time, with his casting reuniting him with creator Gloria Calderón Kellett. Chiam recently recurred on Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
  • Flynn will play Santiago Zayas, a modern Afro-Cuban American Mr. Darcy. Well educated and prefers books to TV. A man of few words, but lots of heart for the right person.
  • King will play Sol Perez, Lily (Toubia) and Jorge's (Indelicato) cousin on their mom's side. They are a trans non-binary oncology resident who is finally opening themselves up to love with a handsome doctor they work with.
  • Grinnell will play Dr. Miles Murphy, a reconstructive plastic surgeon with a good heart who has eyes for Sol Perez.
  • Chiam will play Nick Zhao, Jorge's best friend and roommate. This hottie has never taken love seriously until now.
  • Jessica Ann Collins will play the female lead in the upcoming drama starring Luke Evans and Michiel Huisman. Collins stars in Netflix's upcoming drama Clickbait opposite Zoe Kazan and Betty Gabriel. She previously recurred on NBC's Revolution.
  • She will play Amber Chesborough, a brilliant young scientist who is the emotional center of a small American family. When she goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother (Evans) and her husband (Huisman) - two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts - struggle to find her.
  • Cindy Cheung, Ronin Wong and Neal Huff are set as series regulars on the drama's upcoming fourth season. Moreover, David Huynh has been cast in a recurring role. Cheung has previously recurred on Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, NBC's New Amsterdam and CBS' FBI. Wong has guest starred on Freeform's Siren, Amazon's The Man in the High Castle and The CW's Kung Fu. Huff recently starred in the HBO limited series Mare of Easttown. Huynh has guest starred on ABC's Kevin (Probably) Saves the World and CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles.
  • Cheung will play Stephanie Lam. Like the island matriarch Meg Muldoon (Frances Fisher), she will do anything to protect her son who becomes embroiled in a local mystery.
  • Wong will Mike Lam. Alongside his wife Stephanie, he runs a local restaurant. Although Hanover Island has been his home of many years, in times of crisis, Mike is made to feel like an outsider by long-time residents.
  • Huff will play Sean Muldoon, a dutiful lobsterman with a sensitive soul. He works for his family's business.
  • Huynh will play CJ Lam, the son of Mike and Stephanie. He is caught between supporting his parents in their business and his longing to establish his own life on the mainland.
  • Giovanni Ribisi, Colin Hanks and Dan Fogler have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming limited series starring Miles Teller and Matthew Goode. Ribisi previously starred for three seasons in Amazon's Sneaky Pete and next stars in Netflix's upcoming drama On the Verge. Hanks starred for four seasons in CBS' Life in Pieces and in the first season of FX's Fargo. Fogler is currently recurring on AMC's The Walking Dead and stars in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise.
  • Ribisi will play Joe Colombo. Hanks will play Barry Lapidus. Fogler will play Francis Ford Coppola.
  • Rhyon Nicole Brown will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Yaya DaCosta and Morris Chestnut. She previously starred for two seasons in FOX's Empire.
  • Brown will play Lauren Dupont, the daughter of Leah (LaToya Luckett) and Raymond (Chestnut), a beautiful and ultra-privileged girl who rules the young social set of The Bluffs and is an established social media influencer. She takes an instant dislike to Nikki (Alana Bright), who has the audacity to call her out for her public rudeness. However, behind the scenes, she is trying to come to terms with her identity as a queer woman of color in her conservative community, and when Nikki discovers her secret, Lauren's antipathy for the newcomer grows.
  • Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne and Mickey Rourke have joined the cast of the upcoming comedy starring Will Forte, Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe. Elliott received an Academy Award nomination in 2019 for his supporting performance in the film A Star Is Born. Fishburne currently stars in and executive producers ABC's Black-ish, which has been renewed for an eighth and final season. Rourke was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009 for his lead performance in the film The Wrestler.
  • Elliott will play Perry, MacGruber's (Forte) father who has always been his rock. Though they've drifted apart over the years, MacGruber will need his father's sage guidance if he hopes to succeed.
  • Fishburne will play General Barrett Fasoose, a highly decorated soldier who commands the respect of the entire US military. In addition to his illustrious career, he is currently married to MacGruber's ex-wife, Vicki St. Elmo (Wiig).
  • Rourke will play Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth, one of MacGruber's mortal enemies. Long thought dead, he has resurfaced to carry out a heinous plot to destroy the world, and in the process, claim his revenge against MacGruber.