– Annie Parisse (“Person of Interest”) and Ken Marino (“We’re The Millers”) have both joined the recurring cast of HBO’s untitled Rock ‘n’ Roll drama series, per Deadline.
The project from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter (“Boardwalk Empire”) is set in the 1970s and explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale) trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.
Parisse is set to play Andrea Zito, a tough as nails PR rep for a competing record company. Marino will play Jackie Jervis, a cunning A&R executive from a rival record company.
– The Wrap reports that Laurence Dobiesz has been cast as Alex Randall, Jack’s (Tobias Menzies) brother on the second season of “Outlander” on Starz. Despite the shared DNA and physical resemblance, Alex Randall possesses nothing of his older brother Black Jack’s ruthless brutality. A curate and secretary for the Duke of Sandringham, Alex is described as gentle, loving, and kind.
– Also per Deadline, Kimberly Elise (“For Colored Girls”), Kristen Ariza (“Lie To Me”) and Malcolm Gets (“Caroline In The City”) have all been added to the ever-growing cast of HBO Films’ “Confirmation”, starring Kerry Washington (“Scandal”).
The movie centers on the Supreme Court hearings for Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce) that were rocked by testimony by Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill (Washington), which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims’ rights and modern race relations.
Elise will play Sonia Jarvis, Anita’s college roommate and a D.C. lawyer. Ariza plays Judy Smith, the White House press liaison. Gets is cast as Arlen Specter, the Pennsylvania senator who played a leading role in the Thomas hearings as a Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Specter became a Democrat in 2009, and died in 2012.