Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Casting News - Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in 'Presumed Innocent'; Stuart Bowman Joins 'The Rings of Power'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - December 7, 2022

Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power; AppleTV+'s Presumed Innocent; Hulu's Under the Bridge; and Netflix's The Gentlemen

  • Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Stuart Bowman, Gavi Singh Chera, William Chubb, Kevin Eldon, Will Keen, Selina Lo and Calam Lynch have joined the cast of the drama's upcoming second season. Alvin-Wilson previously guest starred on BritBox's Murder in Provence and The Bay. Bowman starred for three seasons in Canal+'s Versailles and in the Netflix limited series Bodyguard. Chera recurred on Peacock's The Undeclared War. Chubb guest starred on Netflix's The Sandman and Peacock's Vampire Academy. Eldon recurred on HBO's Game of Thrones and Netflix's Shadow and Bone. Keen currently stars in HBO's His Dark Materials, which is now airing its third season. Lo appeared in the Hulu film Hellraiser. Lynch starred in the second season of Netflix's Bridgerton.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters they will be playing.
  • Chanel Cresswell has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Theo James. She previously starred in the This Is England film franchise.
  • She will play Tammy. No additional details were announced today.
  • Chloe Guidry, Izzy G and Ezra Faroque Khan will co-star on the upcoming limited series starring Riley Keough. Guidry previously recurred on Amazon's The Last Tycoon and Disney XD's Walk the Prank. Izzy G starred in Netflix's one-season comedy AJ and the Queen and in the first season of CBS' B Positive. Khan recurred on Epix's Berlin Station and Hulu's The Great.
  • Guidry will play Josephine Bell, a striking ice queen with a razor-sharp tongue. As a ward of the state, she's the girl in charge at Seven Oaks Youth Home. She is the leader of the CMC (Crip Mafia Cartel, a "gang" she and her friends started) and dreams of growing up to be a hitman for New York mobster John Gotti.
  • Izzy G will play Kelly Ellard, Josephine's best friend. If Josephine is John Gotti, then Kelly is Sammy the Bull. Despite her middle-class upbringing and "good-girl" appearance, she is a founding member of the CMC and will do anything to prove her loyalty to her crew.
  • Khan will play Manjit Virk, Reena's father. A gentle soul, he is trying his best to understand his daughter during her adolescent transformation, although the emotional scars she has inflicted are raw.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star in and executive produce the upcoming limited series created by David E. Kelley. He received an Academy Award nomination in 2006 for his performance in the film Brokeback Mountain. He received three Tony Award nominations in 2021 for the plays Sea Wall/A Life and Slave Play. He also starred in the feature films Nightcrawler, Nocturnal Animals, Stronger and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
  • He will play Rusty Sabich, a fervent prosecutor suspected of killing a close colleague when the evidence begins to point to him.