Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Casting News - Danny Pino to Play Lead Role in MGM+'s Upcoming Drama 'Hotel Cocaine'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - March 15, 2023

MGM+'s Hotel Cocaine and Peacock's Apples Never Fall.

  • Danny Pino will play the lead role in the upcoming drama created by Chris Brancato. He currently stars in FX's Mayans M.C., which has been renewed for its fifth and final season. He previously starred for seven seasons in CBS' Cold Case and four seasons in NBC's Law & Order: SVU.
  • He will play Roman Compte, a Cuban expatriate who fought against Fidel Castro in the Bay of Pigs invasion and re-made his life in Miami. He is general manager of the Mutiny Hotel, the glamorous epicenter of the Miami cocaine scene of late 1970s and early 1980s. The Mutiny Hotel was Casablanca on cocaine, a glitzy nightclub, restaurant and hotel frequented by Florida businessman and politicians, international narcos, CIA and FBI agents, models, sports stars and musicians. At the center of it all was Compte, who is doing his best to keep it all going and fulfill his own American Dream.
  • Georgia Flood, Conor Merrigan Turner and Essie Randles have joined the cast of the upcoming limited series starring Annette Bening and Sam Neill. Flood previously starred in Lifetime's one-season drama American Princess. Turner starred in the Netflix limited series Thai Cave Rescue. Randles stars in the upcoming film Speedway.
  • Flood will play Savannah, who shows up at the Delaneys' place in the middle of the night, fleeing a toxic relationship. While she and Joy Delaney (Bening) grow close, Joy's kids begin to suspect Savannah is not who she says she is.
  • Turner will play Logan Delaney. When an attempt to go pro flamed out, he planned to take over his parents' tennis academy. But instead, he's found inner peace managing the local marina in West Palm.
  • Randles will play Brooke Delaney. Running a physical therapy practice and planning a wedding with her fiancée, Gina, she is the youngest Delaney and her father's (Neill) clear favorite.