James Marsden has signed on to join the cast of HBO’s upcoming sci-fi pilot “Westworld.”
The one-hour drama is based on the 1973 Western thriller of Michael Crichton, which focuses on the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.
James Marsden is set to play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to a small town who pursues a local beauty that quickly launches him on a dark odyssey. He will join Eddie Rouse, who was cast as the laconic American-Indian Kissy who deals cards and contraband from the town saloon.
Other stars included in the cast include Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan and Simon Quarterman.
Westworld will be written and directed by Jonathon Nolan with J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk executive-producing the show.
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