Casting: Josh Stewart joins THE DARK KNIGHT RISES; Jason Clarke nabs GREAT GATSBY role
Talk about stepping up in the world.
While he’s made his name in TV work on shows like Criminal Minds and No Ordinary Family, apparently actor Josh Stewart has caught the eye of none other than director Chris Nolan. Variety is reporting that the actor has nabbed a role in the upcoming film, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. The role is obviously still under lock and key, but we do know that he will be joining the cast of regulars, as well as Matthew Modine (who was absolutely superb in his most recent role on HBO’s TOO BIG TO FAIL), Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Daniel Sunjata, Diego Klattenhoff, and Burn Gorman.
It goes without saying that this is easily one of the biggest films currently in production, and with Stewart’s addition, albeit a small one, I personally can’t wait even more. I am a really big fan of the relative unknown, so it’s nice to see him get his due in a film like this.
In other casting news, THR is reporting that Chicago Code star Jason Clarke has nabbed a role in the upcoming Baz Luhrmann-directed THE GREAT GATSBY. He’ll join Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher and Joel Edgerton, and will play the role of George Wilson, husband of Isla Fisher’s Myrtle.
Personally, this is one film I can’t wait to check out. I’m a huge fan of Luhrmann, and this cast is absolutely impeccable. I love the book wholeheartedly, so while it’s one that I’m a little scared to see adapted, I think it’s in the most perfect of hands.
What do you think?
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