Australian actress Bella Heathcote (Fifty Shades Darker, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) has joined the Season 2 cast of Amazon’s original drama series The Man in the High Castle as a series regular. Based on Philip K. Dick’s alt-history novel, the series depicts a divided and drab 1962 America, in which the Nazis rule the East and Midwest and Imperial Japan reigns over the Western states, with a neutral zone between them. Heathcote will play Nicole Becker, a young, Berlin-born filmmaker who will cross paths with Joe (Luke Kleintank). Heathcoate is shooting Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker and was in this year’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. She next will be seen in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Amazon original movie The Neon Demon, opposite Elle Fanning and Keanu Reeves. Heathcote is repped by WME, More/Medavoy Management, JM Agency in Australia and Sloane Offer.
Warren Christie (Chicago Fire) has landed a recurring role opposite Tyler Young, James Paxton and Julianne Nicholson in USA Network’s upcoming drama series Eyewitness, an adaptation of the Norwegian crime thriller Øyevitne. From Universal Cable Productions and Shades of Blue creator Adi Hasak, the series explores a grisly crime from the point of view of the eyewitness. Christie will play Ryan Kane, a man spiraling into an abyss of violence who will do anything possible to escape detection after committing a series of passion-fueled murders. His pragmatic hunt for the two eyewitnesses (Young and Paxton) to his crime and his effort to mislead Sheriff Helen Torrance (Nicholson) quickly becomes a sinister game of cat and mouse. Christie most recently recurred on Motive, Chicago Fire and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. He’s repped by UTA and Jackoway Tyerman.