Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Casting News - Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star Opposite Ewan McGregor in 'A Gentleman in Moscow'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - February 22, 2023

ABC's The Conners; Netflix's Eric; and Showtime's A Gentleman in Moscow.

  • Wade Allain-Marcus has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming limited series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. He previously recurred on FX's Snowfall and HBO's Insecure.
  • He will play club owner Ali Gator.
  • Whoopi Goldberg will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy's fifth season. She is an EGOT winner who has served as a host on ABC's The View since 2007. Recently, she has recurred on Paramount+'s Star Trek: Picard, MGM+'s Godfather of Harlem and Amazon's Harlem.
  • She will play Ms. Glen, Mark's (Ames McNamara) intimidating music teacher, who has a complicated history with another member of the Conner family.
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead will play the female lead opposite Ewan McGregor in the upcoming limited series created by Ben Vanstone. Winstead and McGregor have a son together and married in 2022. The new project makes the third time they've acted together - following the third season of FX's Fargo and the 2020 film Birds of Prey. Winstead will next star in Disney+'s upcoming drama Ahsoka.
  • She will play Anna Urbanova, a glamorous, independent and self-made film actress, at the height of her fame, who uses her wit and beauty to dazzle Count Alexander Rostov (McGregor). She's an enigmatic character who keeps her cards very close to her chest. Reluctant to reveal her true self, Anna plays a role off-screen as well as on. The Count and Anna's sizzling chemistry is clear from the moment they meet in the Metropol, but will this be true love, or just the latest in a long line of roles Anna is playing?