Thursday, December 9, 2021

Casting News - Frank Langella, Mary McDonnell and Mark Hamill to Star in 'The Fall of the House of Usher'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Casting News - December 9, 2021

Hulu's Tell Me Lies; NBC's Law & Order: Organized Crime; Netflix's All the Light We Cannot See & The Fall of the House of Usher; and Showtime's Ripley.

  • Aria Mia Loberti will play the lead role in the upcoming limited series based on the novel by Anthony Doerr. She is a recent Fulbright Scholar, current PhD student in Rhetoric at Pennsylvania State University and former United Nations Youth Delegate. She will make her acting debut with the series.
  • She will play Marie-Laure, a blind teenager whose path collides with German soldier Werner as they both try to survive the devastation of World War II in occupied France.
  • Eliot Sumner has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Andrew Scott, Johnny Flynn and Dakota Fanning. They are the child of musician Sting and actress Trudie Styler. They previously appeared in the James Bond film No Time to Die.
  • They will play a friend of Dickie Greenleaf's (Flynn) who becomes suspicious of Tom Ripley (Scott).
  • Sonia Mena, Catherine Missal and Alicia Crowder will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Grace Van Patten and Jackson White. Mena previously recurred on HBO's The Deuce. Missal has guest starred on NBC's Law & Order: SVU and NBC's The Blacklist. Crowder has recurred on Netflix's The Society.
  • Mena will play Pippa, the ringleader of the group who uses her bravado to mask a deep insecurity. Although she'd never admit it, she cares way too much what others think. She and Lucy (Van Patten) become close friends at college, but they find themselves constantly at odds with each other.
  • Missal will play Bree. Grounded and caring with a strong sense of who she is, she is one of Lucy's best friends and has been since their first day of college. Although she initially presents as naive, she is actually anything but.
  • Crowder will play Diana, who has an Audrey Hepburn air about her, elegant, confident and poised. But underneath it all she has a formidable strength, and is nobody's fool. Once Lucy finds out that Diana and Stephen (White) have been in a tumultuous relationship for years, she is threatened - and rightly so. Diana knows Stephen in a way Lucy does not and knows how to navigate his games.
  • Frank Langella, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly and Mark Hamill have been cast in the lead roles on the upcoming limited series created by Mike Flanagan. Langella previously starred for three seasons in FX's The Americans and two seasons in Showtime's Kidding. Gugino previously worked with Flanagan on Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor. McDonnell starred for four seasons in Syfy's Battlestar Galactica and six seasons in TNT's Major Crimes. Lumbly has recurred on The CW's Supergirl and Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Hamill starred in the Star Wars film franchise - appearing in six films overall.
  • Langella will play Roderick Usher, the towering patriarch of the Usher dynasty.
  • McDonnell will play Roderick's twin sister and the hidden hand of the Usher dynasty.
  • Lumbly will play C. Auguste Dupin, Edgar Allan Poe's legendary investigator.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters Gugino and Hamill will be playing.
  • Robin Lord Taylor has booked a recurring role on the drama's second season. He previously starred for five seasons in FOX's Gotham. He has also recurred on Netflix's You and AMC's Kevin Can F**k Himself.
  • He will play Sebastian McClane aka Constantine, a notorious hacker and one of several high-security convicts on the run after a prison break. To try and track him down, Bell's (Danielle Moné Truitt) task force is brought in.