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FX’s ‘Fargo’ Adds Kate Walsh, Joey King And Josh Close

By | Wednesday October 9, 2013 @ 6:54pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Kate Walsh, Joey King and Josh Close have joined the cast of Fargo, FX‘s first limited series. Joel and Ethan Coen are executive producing the 10-episode series inspired by their 1996 pic, with the new incarnation featuring a new story and characters. FX Prods and MGM Television are producing, with writer Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, and Geyer Kosinski also exec producing. Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Oliver Platt and Colin Hanks already are aboard.

Walsh will play Gina, a trophy wife-type and reluctant mother of twin sons. The one-time star of ABC‘s Private Practice will next be seen this fall in Neil LaBute’s DirecTV series Full Circle and her upcoming feature roles include Lorne Michaels’ Staten Island Summer and the indie thriller Dermaphoria. She is repped by CAA. King, who just finished shooting Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-born pic Wish I Was Here, will play Greta, the daughter of Hanks’ police deputy, a single father who comes face-to-face with a killer. She is repped by Dan Spilo at Industry Entertainment and Coast to Coast Talent Group. Close will play Ron, the brother of Freeman’s small-town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard. The casting reunites Close and Hawley, who worked together on ABC’s The Read More »

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Joey King Joins ‘Wish I Was Here’; ‘Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ Adds Pair

EXCLUSIVE: Joey King has been tapped for the role of Grace Bloom in Wish I Was Here, the indie drama Kickstarted by Zach Braff. King will play Grace Bloom, the 12-year-old daughter of Braff’s character who takes her Jewish education very seriously and is dubious about having him as her home teacher. King is in theaters now opposite Channing Tatum in White House Down and appears later this month with Vera Farmiga in Warner Bros’ The Conjuring. She is repped by Coast To Coast Talent Group and Industry Entertainment.

Disney is adding to the cast of Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Dylan Minnette (Lost, Let Me In, Prisoners) has joined the Judith Viorst book adaptation as the older brother to Alexander (Ed Oxenbould), the young hero who goes through the mishaps of a terrible day for his family after he wishes they all would experience the same troubles he does. Meanwhile, Kerris Dorsey (Brothers & Sisters, Ray Donovan) has landed the role of Emily, Alexander’s sister. Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner play the kids’ parents in the film, which Miguel Arteta is directing for 21 Laps and The Jim Henson Company. Minnette is repped by Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty and Monster Talent. Dorsey is a client of WME and LB Talent Agency. Read More »

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