Epix has rounded out the series regular cast for its new dark comedy Get Shorty with production about to get underway in Los Angeles. The premium cabler confirmed that Sean Bridgers (Rectify, Room), Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2), Megan Stevenson (Review), Goya Robles (11:55), Lucy Walters (Power) and Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus) will join the cast.
Series stars Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano most recently were reported to be close to deals, and those have now closed.
The hourlong original series is a reimagining of Elmore Leonard’s 1990 bestselling thriller comedy novel previously adapted by MGM with Barry Sonnefeld’s 1995 feature starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo.
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Written by Davey Holmes, Get Shorty centers on Miles Daly (O’Dowd), a hitman from Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind. Romano would is Rick, a washed-up producer of low-quality films who becomes Miles’ partner and guide through the maze of Hollywood. Bridgers will play Louis, Miles’ partner within the organization. Porto will portray Amara, the godmother of a Nevada crime ring. Stevenson is set for the role of April, an attractive and ambitious studio executive. Robles will portray Yago, Amara’s dangerous nephew. Walters is Katie, Miles’ wife from whom he is separated. Dodd will play Miles and Katie’s 12-year-old daughter Emma.
Created and executive produced by Holmes, Get Shorty will be co-executive produced by Adam Arkin, who will also direct three episodes, and Emmy nominee Allen Coulter, who will direct and also executive produce the first episode. The series is produced by MGM Television with MGM serving as lead studio and the international distributor.
Stevenson is repped by Greene & Associates and Haven Entertainment. Romano is with ICM Partners, the Conversation Company and lawyer Jon Moonves. Bridgers is repped by Domain and OAZ. Arkin is repped by Gersh, ESA and Principal Entertainment.
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