Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Casting News - Dylan Minnette, Alan Ruck, Bashir Salahuddin and Mary Lynn Rajskub Join 'The Dropout'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - August 3, 2021

Amazon's Dead Ringers; Hulu's The Dropout; NBC's Law & Order: Organized Crime; and Netflix's The Three-Body Problem.





NBC's LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME
  • Ron Cephas Jones and Vinnie Jones have landed recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. Cephas Jones is a two-time Emmy Award winner for his guest role on NBC's This Is Us. Jones previously starred for two seasons in ABC's Galavant.
  • Cephas Jones will play Congressman Leon Kilbride, a born politician who fosters connections and always plays his cards right.
  • Jones will play Albi Briscu, an Eastern European gangster who is the last remaining member of the organization from the old country.
HULU's THE DROPOUT
  • Dylan Minnette, Alan Ruck, Bashir Salahuddin, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Hart Bochner, James Hiroyuki Liao, Nicky Endres, Camryn Mi-Young Kim and Andrew Leeds have joined the upcoming limited series starring Amanda Seyfried. Minnette previously starred for four seasons in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why. Ruck currently stars in HBO's Succession, which returns for its third season later this year. Salahuddin co-created and stars in HBO Max's South Side and IFC's Sherman's Showcase. Rajskub starred for seven seasons in FOX's 24. Bochner recurred on Amazon's Too Old to Die Young. Hiroyuki Lee can currently be seen in the feature film Snake Eyes. Endres has recurred on Netflix/Pop's One Day at a Time. Kim will make her television acting debut with the limited series. Leeds starred for two seasons in NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.
  • Minnette will play Tyler Shultz, a biology major at the University of Stanford and the grandson of George Shultz. After getting his first ever job at Theranos, he finds out that the company is manipulating data.
  • Ruck will play Jay Rosan, who works for Walgreens at the corporate headquarters in Chicago as part of the "Innovation Team." He believes that Walgreens has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime.
  • Salahuddin will play Brendan Morris, a lead electrical engineer at Elizabeth's (Seyfried) start-up. Gruff yet intelligent, he takes the company's tech in a different direction.
  • Rajskub will play Lorraine Fuisz, Richard Fuisz's (William H. Macy) wife.
  • Bochner will play Larry Ellison. Handsome, charismatic and wealthy, he's interested in Elizabeth's cutting-edge home healthcare innovation.
  • Hiroyuki Lee will play Edmond Ku, the head of engineering at Elizabeth's start-up, working feverishly to finish the prototype on a device that could reshape the healthcare industry.
  • Endres will play Ana Arriola, a big designer at Apple, who Elizabeth recruited. She has reservations about how they're testing the Theranos prototype.
  • Kim will play Erika Cheung, a recent Berkeley graduate. She makes the decision to skip grad school to work at Theranos. After discovering the company is manipulating data, she sets off to find out, and ultimately expose, the truth.
  • Leeds will play Roland, a know-it-all "Yes Man" to Wade Maquelon (Josh Pais), the CFO of Walgreen's.
AMAZON's DEAD RINGERS
  • Poppy Liu will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Rachel Weisz. She previously starred in NBC's one-season comedy Sunnyside. She has also recurred on AMC's Better Call Saul and HBO Max's Hacks.
  • She will play Greta, Beverly and Elliot's (both played by Weisz) watchful and meticulous house manager who runs their lives with complete efficiency and her own hidden agenda.
NETFLIX's THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM
  • Eiza Gonz├ílez is in negotiations to star in the upcoming drama developed by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. She previously starred for three seasons in El Rey's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. She recently starred in the Netflix film I Care a Lot as well as Godzilla vs. Kong, which was released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character she would be playing.