Monday, August 9, 2021

Casting News - Catherine Zeta-Jones to Play Morticia Addams on Netflix's 'Wednesday'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - August 9, 2021

Netflix's Wednesday; Showtime's The First Lady; and Starz's The Serpent Queen.

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones will guest star on the upcoming drama starring Jenna Ortega. She won an Academy Award in 2003 for her supporting performance in Chicago and a Tony Award in 2010 for her performance in the musical A Little Night Musical. On television, she starred in the FX limited series Feud: Bette and Joan and recently recurred on FOX's Prodigal Son.
  • She will play Morticia Addams, the matriarch of the Addams family and Wednesday's (Ortega) mother.
  • Beth Goddard has been cast as a series regular while Alex Heath will recur on the upcoming drama starring Samantha Morton. Goddard stars in the upcoming second season of ITV's Manhunt, which debuts later this year. Heath has previously appeared on Channel 4's Home.
  • Goddard will play Antoinette Guise, who wears the pants in the family. At her goading, her sons will do anything to claim the throne, including start a civil war.
  • Heath will play Young Henri.
  • Jackie Earle Haley, Maria Dizzia and Jeremy Bobb have joined the cast of the upcoming anthology drama starring Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson. Haley was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting performance in the 2006 film Little Children. Dizzia was nominated for a Tony Award in 2010 for her featured performance in the play In the Next Room. Bobb starred for two seasons in Cinemax's The Knick, in the Discovery limited series Manhunt: Unabomber and in the HBO limited series The Outsider.
  • Haley will play Louis McHenry Howe, a former reporter for the New York Herald who spent the majority of his life serving as political advisor to Franklin D. Roosevelt (Kiefer Sutherland), culminating in running his landslide 1932 presidential victory campaign. Also Eleanor Roosevelt's (Anderson) dear friend and advisor, Howe encouraged her to break with her predecessors and make the role of First Lady more active and political.
  • Dizzia will play Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, Eleanor Roosevelt's dear friend and social secretary, whose affair with FDR was a turning point in Eleanor's life.
  • Bobb will play Theodore Roosevelt, the progressive 26th President of the United States and Eleanor Roosevelt's uncle. Teddy took an active role in Eleanor's life and was enamored with her intelligence and strong-mindedness.