Monday, August 8, 2022

Casting News - Kaley Cuoco to Star in 'Based on a True Story'; Joe Keery and Lamorne Morris Join 'Fargo'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - August 8, 2022

FX's Fargo; Hulu's Tiny Beautiful Things; Paramount+'s Sexy Beast; and Peacock's Based on a True Story.

  • James McArdle, Emun Elliott, Sarah Greene, Stephen Moyer and Tamsin Greig will play the lead roles in the upcoming drama - a prequel to the 2000 feature film. McArdle previously starred in the HBO limited series Mare of Easttown. Elliott stars in Amazon's upcoming drama The Rig. Greene recurred on Showtime's Penny Dreadful and Hulu's Normal People. Moyer starred for seven seasons in HBO's True Blood and two seasons in FOX's The Gifted. Greig starred for five seasons in Showtime's Episodes.
  • McArdle and Elliot will play Gal Dove and Don Logan, respectively. They are best friends and small-town thieves living the good life in '90s East London.
  • Greene will play Deedee, an adult film star with the potential to turn Gal's whole life upside down.
  • Moyer will play Teddy Bass, a rising name in the gangster world.
  • Greig will play Cecilia, Don's stern and formidable older sister.
  • The cast will also feature Eliza Bennett, Clea Martin, Nicholas Nunn, John Dagleish, Robbie Gee, Paul Kaye, Lex Shrapnel, Cally Lawrence, David Kennedy, Nitin Ganatra and Alice Bailey Johnson.
  • Kaley Cuoco will star in the upcoming limited series created by Craig Rosenberg. She is currently nominated for an Emmy Award for her lead performance in HBO Max's The Flight Attendant. She previously starred for twelve seasons in CBS' The Big Bang Theory and currently voices the titular character in HBO Max's Harley Quinn, which is now airing its third season.
  • She will play Ava Bartlett, a married woman and realtor.
  • Joe Keery, Lamorne Morris and Richa Moorjani have joined the cast of the upcoming fifth installment of the anthology series. Keery currently stars in Netflix's Stranger Things, which has been renewed for a fifth and final season. Morris previously starred for seven seasons in FOX's New Girl and two seasons in Hulu's Woke. Moorjani currently stars in Netflix's Never Have I Ever, which returns for its third season this Friday and has been renewed for a fourth and final season.
  • Kerry will play Gator Tillman. Morris will play Witt Farr. Moorjani will play Indira Olmstead.
  • Sarah Pidgeon and Tanzyn Crawford have been cast as series regulars on the upcoming comedy starring Kathryn Hahn and Quentin Plair. Pidgeon previously starred for two seasons in Amazon's The Wilds. Crawford recently graduated from the Film and TV course at West Australian Performing Arts Academy.
  • Pidgeon will play Young Clare, the younger version of the lead character played by Hahn. Rebellious and sharp-tongued, she acts out irresponsibly after her mother's death and endures a contentious but maternal relationship with her younger brother, Lucas.
  • Crawford will play Rae Kincade, the queer teenage daughter of a white mother, Clare, and a black father, Danny (Plair), in mid-marital crisis. Uncomfortable in her own skin and often emotionally torn between her parents, Rae shows artistic leanings, though she's an introvert of few words, just starting to develop her own opinions and making sense of who she is in the world.