Lolita Davidovich and David Clennon (Gone Girl) have joined the cast of Katie Jacobs and Nick Wechsler’s independently produced medical drama pilot Dr. Del, inspired by Peter Hessler’s New Yorker piece “Dr. Don.”
Written by John Sayles and directed by Jacobs, Dr. Del follows Del Canyon (John Hawkes) as he reluctantly returns to his small hometown of Isotope to run his family’s apothecary, the only source for medical attention for hundreds of miles. There, he emerges as the town healer while he grapples between his desire to distance himself from a painful past and his inability to turn his back on a community struggling to find its place in contemporary America. Davidovich plays Dawn Doggerty, the troubled wife of Mayor Tanner Doggerty (Ted Levine), who has harbored a long-standing secret affection for Del (Hawkes). Clennon plays Mr. Stone, a mysterious and ailing outsider who has relocated to the outskirts of Isotope. Also cast in the pilot is child actor Charlie Shotwell as Stinger Roper, Del’s precocious grandson. They also join previously cast Chloe Sevigny, Leven Rambin, Don Harvey and Nathan Keyes.
Gil Birmingham, David Selby, Chris Mulkey, David Andrews, Joseph Lyle Taylor have been cast as Crow, Grover, Charley, Pete, and Ace – local Isotopians, friendly and possibly radioactive.
Davidovich, repped by Artists International Management and Primary Wave, is recurring on the second season of True Detective and has Fox’s The Longest Ride coming up where she plays Scott Eastwood’s mother. Andrews, repped by Artists International Management, is recurring on House Of Cards, Whispers as well as Justified.