Jesse Plemons (Fargo, Black Mirror) will star opposite Elizabeth Olsen in the Max Original limited series Love and Death as Allan Gore, HBO Max announced today.
Olsen (WandaVision, Marvel Studios films) was previously announced to star as Candy Montgomery.
In the movie, two church-going couples are enjoying small town family life in Texas until somebody picks up an axe. The series is written by David E. Kelley and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
Love and Death is inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs and a collection of articles from Texas Monthly (“Love & Death In Silicon Prairie,” Part I & II).
The series is produced by Lionsgate and executive produced by David E. Kelley through David E. Kelley Productions; Nicole Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films; Lesli Linka Glatter; Scott Brown and Megan Creydt through Texas Monthly; Matthew Tinker; and Michael Klick and Helen Verno.
Born in Dallas, TX, Jesse Plemons received an early start as an actor. His breakout role in Friday Night Lights as Landry Clarke made him a fan favorite on this Emmy Award-winning show.
He went on to star in more iconic television roles such as the Golden Globe award-winning show Fargo for which he was nominated for an Emmy and won a Critic’s Choice Award.
He starred as Todd Alquist in the last two seasons of Breaking Bad and its follow-up feature film, El Camino, and was nominated for an Emmy for his role in the critically-acclaimed series “Black Mirror.”
Plemons’ credits also include Battleship, Paul, Observe and Report, The Master, Black Mass, Bridge of Spies and The Program. He was nominated for a Spirit Award for his work in Other People.
He also starred in The Discovery, Hostiles, The Post, Game Night and The Irishman.
Most recently Jesse Plemons can be seen starring in I’m Thinking of Ending Things, directed by Charlie Kaufman, as well as the Oscar-nominated feature Judas and the Black Messiah.
Jesse’s upcoming credits include starring in Disney’s Jungle Cruise, Scott Cooper and Guillermo Del Toro’s new feature Antlers, Jane Campion’s feature The Power of the Dog, and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.
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