Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Casting News - Diane Lane Set as Female Lead on 'A Man in Full'; Jeff Goldblum Replaces Hugh Grant on 'Kaos'; Plus 2 More Update!

Casting News - July 13, 2022

Netflix's A Man in Full, Black Mirror, Kaos and Never Have I Ever

  • Jeff Goldblum will star in the upcoming drama starring Janet McTeer, Cliff Curtis, David Thewlis and Aurora Perrineau. He starred in the Independence Day and Jurassic Park film franchises. Yesterday, he was nominated as an executive producer for the second season of Disney+'s The World According to Jeff Goldblum.
  • He will play Zeus, the King of the Gods. He is seemingly all-powerful, yet desperately insecure and vengeful. That is, until he wakes up one morning and discovers a wrinkle on his forehead. Neurosis then sets in, setting him off on a dangerous, paranoid path. Zeus becomes convinced his fall is coming - and starts to see signs of it everywhere. Goldblum will replace Hugh Grant, who was originally cast in the role but had to leave due to schedule availability.
  • Diane Lane will play the female lead opposite Jeff Daniels in the upcoming limited series created by David E. Kelley. She was nominated for an Academy Award in 2002 for her performance in the film Unfaithful. She was also nominated for two Emmy Awards - in 1989 for CBS' Lonesome Dove and in 2011 for HBO's Cinema Verite. She recently starred in FX's one-season drama Y: The Last Man.
  • She will play Martha Croker, who emerges from the shadow of her ex-husband (Daniels) while his real estate empire begins to crumble. Beware the dormant, her rebuild poses a threat both personally and financially as three decades of marriage comes with its baggage.
  • Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Josh Hartnett, Aaron Paul, Kate Mara, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton and Anjana Vasan will appear in the anthology series' upcoming sixth season. Beetz currently stars in FX's Atlanta, which has been renewed for its fourth and final season. Essiedu was nominated for an Emmy Award for his supporting performance in HBO's I May Destroy You. Hartnett starred for three seasons in Showtime's Penny Dreadful. Paul is a 3-time Emmy Award winner for his performance in AMC's Breaking Bad. Mara starred in the FX limited series A Teacher. Ramirez starred in the Disney+ limited series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Rugaard starred in the Sky Max drama The Rising. Thornton recurred on NBC's This Is Us. Vasan currently stars in Peacock's We Are Lady Parts, which has been renewed for a second season.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing.
  • Ivan Hernandez and Genneya Walton have landed recurring roles on the comedy's upcoming fourth and final season. Hernandez previously recurred on Lifetime's Devious Maids, TNT's Claws and HBO Max's And Just Like That. Walton starred in Netflix's one-season comedy #BlackAF.
  • Hernandez will play Andres, a handsome contractor who works at the Vishwakumar house, fixing stairs and butting heads with Nalini (Poorna Jagannathan).
  • Walton will play Ms. Thompson, a young substitute teacher who is excited to start shaping young minds.