Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Casting News - Eddie Redmayne to Play Lead Role in Peacock's 'The Day of the Jackal'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - March 21, 2023

Peacock's The Day of the Jackal and Showtime's A Gentleman in Moscow.

  • Eddie Redmayne will play the lead role in the upcoming drama created by Ronan Bennett. He has received two Academy Award nominations - winning in 2015 for his lead performance in The Theory of Everything. He also starred in the films Les Misérables, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Good Nurse and the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
  • He will play The Jackal, a professional assassin hired by a French paramilitary dissident to kill French President Charles de Gaulle in 1962.
  • Leah Harvey, Johnny Harris, Paul Ready, Alexa Goodall, John Heffernan, Lyès Salem, Fehinti Balogun, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Dee Ahluwalia and Anastasia Hille have joined the upcoming limited series starring Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Harvey starred in the first season of AppleTV+'s Foundation. Harris starred in the BBC One limited series The Salisbury Poisonings. Ready starred in the first season of AMC's The Terror. Goodall guest starred on Amazon's The Devil's Hour. Heffernan starred in Starz's one-season drama Becoming Elizabeth. Salem starred in the French film Carole Matthieu. Balogun recurred on HBO's I May Destroy You. Haraldsson starred in the Icelandic limited series Blackport. Ahluwalia guest starred on Netflix's Sex Education. Hille recurred on Sky Atlantic's I Hate Suzie.
  • Harvey will play Marina, a wise hotel chamber maid and single mother.
  • Harris will play Osip, a conflicted secret police officer.
  • Ready will play Petrov, a sensitive former prince and friend of the Count (McGregor).
  • Goodall will play Nina, the Count's unlikely young friend.
  • Heffernan will play Bishop, a bloodless bureaucrat.
  • Salem will play Andrey, the Maître d' of the Hotel Metroil's Boyarsky restaurant.
  • Balogun will play Mishka, the Count's best friend from university who loves his sister.
  • Haraldsson will play Emily, the head chef and irascible genius.
  • Ahluwalia will play Audrius, a bartender who enables the copious drinking that takes place at the hotel.
  • Hille will play Olga, Anna's (Winstead) dresser and confidante.