Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Casting News - Forest Whitaker, Marion Cotillard, Tobey Maguire and Eiza Gonzalez Join 'Extrapolations'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - October 27, 2021

AppleTV+'s Extrapolations; CBS' B Positive; and Hulu's This Fool.

  • Forest Whitaker, Marion Cotillard, Tobey Maguire and Eiza Gonzalez have joined the cast of the upcoming anthology drama from Scott Z. Burns. Whitaker won an Academy Award in 2006 for his performance in the film The Last King of Scotland. Cotillard won an Academy Award in 2007 for her performance in the film La Vie en Rose. Maguire played the title role in three films set in the Spider-Man film franchise. Gonzalez recently starred in the films I Care a Lot and Godzilla vs. Kong.
  • Whitaker will play small-time investor August Bolo.
  • Cotillard will play art dealer Sylvie Bolo.
  • Maguire will play kelp farmer Nic.
  • Gonzalez will play artist and influencer Elodie.
  • Laura Patalano and Julia Vera are set as series regulars on the upcoming comedy co-created by and starring Chris Estrada. Patalano has previously recurred on Netflix's Gentefied and Showtime's The L Word: Generation Q. Vera starred for three seasons in Disney's Elena of Avalor.
  • Patalano will play Esperanza, Julio's (Estrada) mother. Strong-willed, pragmatic and loving, she lives with her son and her mother, Maria. She loves Julio and is proud of him for his job at the Hugs Not Thugs gang rehab facility, but she has a way of undermining Julio (among other things, she says he can't fix her roof because he has "lawyer hands"). She has no problem letting her nephew, former gangbanger, now ex-con Luis (Frankie Quinones), live at her house while he gets back on his feet, and she's pretty thrilled about having someone around who can fix the roof. However, she is very clear about the fact that if Luis stays, he has to do something with his life, and he can start by going to Hugs Not Thugs.
  • Vera will play Maria, Esperanza's mother and Julio's grandmother, who lives with them. She's protective, religious, loving but quiet and nostalgic. She has a habit of making ominous proclamations in Spanish but one of her announcements hits home with her grandson, ex-con Luis.
  • D.B. Sweeney has landed a recurring role on the comedy's second season. He previously recurred on CBS' Two and a Half Men, TNT's Major Crimes, Audience Network's Ice and HBO's Sharp Objects.
  • He will play Bert, a cook who works at the Valley Hills assisted living facility. He can be a little dense, and his haphazard cooking leads to more than a few disappointing meals. But his new boss, Gina (Annaleigh Ashford), continues to support him. She sees potential, and a lot of herself, in Bert.