Thursday, February 17, 2022

Casting News - Amanda Seyfried to Play Female Lead Opposite Tom Holland in 'The Crowded Room'; Plus 7 More Updates!

Casting News - February 17, 2022

AppleTV+'s The Crowded Room; The CW's All American & Tom Swift; Disney+'s Nautilus; FX's Great Expectations; Netflix's You; Paramount+'s Players; and Syfy's Reginald the Vampire.

  • Georgia Flood, Thierry Frémont, Pacharo Mzembe, Arlo Green, Tyrone Ngatai, Ling Cooper Tang, Andrew Shaw, Ashan Kumar, Chum Ehelepola, Céline Menville, Kayden Price and Damien Garvey have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Shazad Latif.
  • Flood will play Humility Lucas, a privileged upper class product of the British Empire whom the Nautilus crew take hostage.
  • Frémont will play Gustave Benoit, the submarine's architect.
  • Mzembe will play Boniface, a trader from Zanzibar.
  • Green will play Turan, a poet from the Middle East.
  • Ngatai will play Kai, a Māori with a gentle heart.
  • Tang will play Suyin, a mother separated from her children.
  • Shaw will play Jiacomo, a mysterious man who speaks a language no one else can recognize.
  • Kumar will play Ranbir, an impressionable, young dreamer.
  • Ehelepola will play Jagadish, a rabble-rouser.
  • Menville will play Loti, Humility's minder.
  • Price will play Blaster, a young boy desperately looking for a family to be part of.
  • Garvey will play Director Crawley, a member of the ruthless East India Mercantile Company, who want to seize Nemo's (Latif) amazing submarine.
  • Olivia Colman, Fionn Whitehead, Ashley Thomas, Johnny Harris, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Hayley Squires, Owen McDonnell, Trystan Gravelle and Matt Berry will star in the upcoming limited series based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
  • Colman (The Favourite, The Crown) will play Miss Havisham, a wealthy, wedding dress-wearing spinster.
  • Whitehead (Dunkirk, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) will play Pip, the orphan at the center of the coming-of-age story.
  • Thomas (Them: Covenant) will play Jaggers, Pip's guardian.
  • Harris (This Is England '86) will play Magwitch, an escaped convict.
  • Brune-Franklin (Roadkill) will play Estella, Miss Havisham's adopted daughter.
  • Squires (I, Daniel Blake) will play Sara, Miss Havisham's relative.
  • McDonnell (Killing Eve) will play Joe, the village blacksmith.
  • Gravelle (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power) will play Compeyson, a criminal who left Miss Havisham at the altar.
  • Berry (What We Do In the Shadows) will play Mr. Pumblechuck, Joe's uncle.
  • Lukas Gage is set as a new series regular on the drama's upcoming fourth season. He previously starred in the first season of HBO's The White Lotus. He also recurred on HBO's Euphoria and Hulu's Love, Victor.
  • He will play Adam, an expat American, the youngest son of a wealthy East Coast magnate. He's famous for spectacularly failing to meet the standards of his successful, venerable family. An entrepreneur and a gambler, Adam is a warm and funny party host and fast friend. But underneath, Adam is hiding a trove of secrets and papering over problems with heavy self-medication. Determined to prove himself, he's taking big, risky swings, living by the truism that a good businessman does absolutely anything he can get away with. Does he love his wealthy, titled girlfriend, or is he using her? There's no doubt he's manipulating his friends; the only question is how far he'd go...
  • Amanda Seyfried will play the female lead opposite Tom Holland in the upcoming anthology drama created by Akiva Goldsman. She was nominated for an Academy Award last year for her supporting performance in the film Mank. She stars in Hulu's upcoming limited series The Dropout, which debuts next month.
  • She will play Rya, a clinical psychologist faced with the most challenging case of her career. She cannot help but put her patients first, all the while trying to balance her life as a single mother.
  • Moses Storm has been cast on the upcoming comedy created by Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault. He previously starred in NBC's one-season comedy Sunnyside. He also stars in Freeform's upcoming comedy Everything's Trash created by and starring Phoebe Robinson.
  • He will play Guru, a former member of the team who transitioned to streaming instead. He is a brash, showboating "bro" type, with swagger and arrogance to spare. When defeated at a game over and over again, Guru absolutely loses it. As the team experiences hardships, he gleefully watches from afar.
  • Sean Yves Lessard has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Jacob Batalon. He recently recurred on the Canadian drama Heartland.
  • He will play Lebron. Immaculately dressed, this vampire is someone you don't want to mess with as he delivers a message on behalf of his terrifying boss.
  • Marquise Vilsón, April Parker Jones and Albert Mwangi will co-star on the upcoming Nancy Drew spinoff starring Tian Richards and Ashleigh Murray. Vilsón recurs on Amazon's upcoming comedy A League of Their Own created by and starring Abbi Jacobson. Jones previously starred for five seasons in OWN's If Loving You Is Wrong and is currently recurring on Peacock's Bel-Air. Mwangi recurs on the Australian dramedy Bump, which debuts stateside later this year on The CW.
  • Vilsón will play Isaac Vega, Tom's (Richards) bodyguard. Trans, pansexual and a consummate badass, his simmering feelings for Tom will never get in the way of his duty and loyalty.
  • Jones will play Lorraine Swift, Tom's mother. Debutante royalty with a kind heart, her relationship with Tom is close and loving until the aftermath of his father's disappearance begins to drive a wedge between them.
  • Mwangi will play Rowan, a member of the security detail for a Congressman in Tom's orbit. His steely demeanor hides his mysterious past - and his star-crossed interest in Tom.
  • Christian James has booked a recurring role on the drama's fourth season. His film credits include Hell Fest, True to the Game 2 and Cerebrum.
  • He will play Wade Waters. Full of East Coast privilege, he is the arrogant but talented quarterback for GAU (Golden Angeles University). He enjoys his position of power over the freshmen and makes a point to haze them by putting them in uncomfortable situations and using team status to pressure the new guys into questionable choices.