Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Casting News - Mo'Nique Lands Recurring Role on Starz's 'BMF'; Ariana DeBose Joins HBO's 'Westworld'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Casting News - May 10, 2022

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  • Ariana DeBose has booked a recurring role on the drama's upcoming fourth season. She won an Academy Award earlier this year for her supporting performance in West Side Story. Later this year, she will host the 75th Tony Awards on CBS and Paramount+.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character she will be playing.
  • Martin Starr has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Sylvester Stallone. He previously starred for six seasons in HBO's Silicon Valley. He also appears in Marvel's Spider-Man film franchise.
  • He will play Bodhi, a blissed-out proprietor of the Higher Plane Marijuana Dispensary.
  • Abigail Breslin and Aisha Dee will guest star in the upcoming episodic anthology series. Breslin previously starred for two seasons in FOX's Scream Queens. Dee starred for five seasons in Freeform's The Bold Type.
  • Breslin will play Esme Brewer, a waitress who left home when she was 15 to escape her toxic past. After a white nationalist plows his car into a peaceful demonstration and gets away, local police are unable to find the driver.
  • Dee will play Aaliyah Harris, Esme's girlfriend, who goes catfishing to find the driver of the car and take justice into their own hands.
  • Mo'Nique has landed a recurring role on the drama's upcoming second season. She won an Academy Award in 2009 for her supporting performance in the film Precious. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award in 2015 for her supporting performance in the HBO film Bessie.
  • She will play Goldie, a sophisticated Atlanta strip club owner with swagger and street smarts. She forms an alliance with the Flenory brothers which will help fuel their migration from Detroit to Atlanta. A fierce protector of her dancers and the people in her world, Goldie isn't afraid to take care of business, no matter what the cost.
  • Stephanie Hsu is set for a guest role on the upcoming comedy - reuniting with her Everything Everywhere All at Once co-stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan. In addition to the indie film now running in theaters, she recurs on Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and will star in Peacock's upcoming drama Poker Face.
  • She will play Shiji Niangniang, the Goddess of Stones, who works in a modern day jewelry shop along with her magical dog.
  • Maisie Williams has joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Ben Mendelsohn and Juliette Binoche. She previously starred for eight seasons in HBO's Game of Thrones, receiving two Emmy Award nominations for her supporting performance. She will next star in FX's upcoming limited series Pistol, which will stream on Hulu later this month.
  • She will play Catherine Dior, Christian's (Mendelsohn) younger sister and Medal of Honor winner for Courage in the cause of Freedom.
  • Brandon Flynn, Betty Gabriel, Will Harrison, Hamish Linklater, Damian O'Hare, Patton Oswalt and Lili Taylor will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Tobias Menzies. Flynn previously starred for four seasons in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why. Gabriel starred in the AppleTV+ limited series Defending Jacob and the Netflix limited series Clickbait. Harrison stars in Amazon's upcoming limited series Daisy Jones & the Six. Linklater recently starred in the Netflix limited series Midnight Mass. O'Hare appeared in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. Oswalt currently recurs on Starz's Gaslit. Taylor currently stars in Amazon's Outer Range, which finished its first season last week.
  • Flynn will play Eddie Stanton Jr., the son of Edwin Stanton (Menzies) and a war department clerk.
  • Gabriel will play Elizabeth "Lizzie" Keckley, a famous fashion designer and friend of Mary Lincoln.
  • Harrison will play David Herold, John Wilkes Booth's (Anthony Boyle) accomplice.
  • Linklater will play Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America.
  • O'Hare will play Thomas Eckert, Stanton's right-hand man and a telegraph expert.
  • Oswalt will play Detective Lafayette Baker, a war department investigator.
  • Taylor will play Mary Lincoln, the wife of President Abraham Lincoln and former First Lady of the United States of America.
  • Sheria Irving and Sophina Brown have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming drama starring Mallori Johnson. Irving previously guest starred on CBS' Madam Secretary and Amazon's Them: Covenant. Brown starred for two seasons in BET's Twenties.
  • Irving will play Olivia, a fearless, sharp-minded and resourceful young woman who has suffered a possible mental episode and doesn't trust herself or reality. A wild child who is ready to fight, she is willing to take drastic measures to get what she wants.
  • No details were immediately announced about the character Brown will be playing.