EXCLUSIVE: Raising Hope‘s Garret Dillahunt is set to star opposite Ron Perlman in Amazon’s drama pilot Hand Of God, written by Ben Watkins and directed by Marc Forster. It centers on powerful Judge Harris Pernell (Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side who has a religious awakening and starts having visions and hearing voices through his ventilator-bound son that could be God speaking to him. Dillahunt will play KD, a young man who went looking for religion to cure his raging temper. He thinks he’s found God, but he is still a sociopath, and his temper is still raging. Pernell is a godsend for KD, as he gives him an intense singular focus, and an outlet for his violent tendencies. Dillahunt’s film credits include the role of Armsby in 12 Years A Slave, and he is available after Fox announced last week that Raising Hope‘s fourth-season finale April 4 will serve as the quirky family comedy’s series ender. His Hand Of God deal was brokered by D2 Management’s Didi Rea and UTA.
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