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Gal Gadot to Play Hedy Lamarr, Plus Your Honor & Good Lord Bird Casting

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Showtime made some big casting announcements today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. We’ll kick things off with Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), who will star in and executive produce an untitled limited series for the network about famed actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr.

The series will be written by Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Sarah Treem (The Affair), who will executive produce with multiple Emmy winner Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale, Fargo), Katie Robbins (The Last Tycoon) and Jaron Varsano (My Dearest Fidel). The Hedy Lamarr project will be produced by The Littlefield Company in association with Showtime and Endeavor Content.

Next up, Screen Actors Guild Award winner Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me by Your Name) and Sofia Black-D’Elia (The Night Of) have signed on to star in the upcoming Showtime  limited series, Your Honor, starring Oscar nominee and Emmy and Tony winner Bryan Cranston. Stuhlbarg will play Tommy, the much-feared head of a crime family.

The 10-episode series is a legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society. Bryan Cranston stars as a respected judge whose son Adam (Hunter Doohan) is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. Black-D’Elia will portray Frannie, Adam’s girlfriend.

And Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) has joined the cast of The Good Lord Bird as another legendary historical character, abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Wyatt Russell (Lodge 49) will star in several episodes as Jeb Stuart, a federal officer with orders to apprehend John Brown (Ethan Hawke). From Blumhouse Television and based on the National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird by bestselling author James McBride, the eight-part limited event series will premiere on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Showtime has also cast Emmy nominee David Morse (Escape at Dannemora) as Dutch Henry Sherman, Steve Zahn (War of the Planet of the Apes) as Chase, Orlando Jones (American Gods) as The Rail Man and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood) as Salmon Brown. Mo Brings Plenty (Yellowstone), Jack Alcott (Champagne ILL), Nick Eversman (The Duff), Hubert Point-Du Jour (Madame Secretary) and Beau Knapp (Shots Fired) will also star.

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Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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