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Ed Harris joins HBO’s Westworld

August 12th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

It seems HBO and Bad Robot’s Westworld continues to add to its already impressive cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ed Harris (Pollock, Apollo 13) has also signed on. The four-time Oscar nominee will play a character called The Man in Black, said to be a personification of pure evil, and a key villain.

Back in July we heard some of the plot ideas and who some of the cast might be playing.

In the original 1973 film, written and directed by Michael Crichton, the setting is a future amusement park where visitors interact with androids in recreations of famous historical environments. Something goes wrong however and the androids turn deadly.

Westworld received a sequel, Futureworld, in 1976 and even spawned a short-lived TV series, Beyond Westworld, in 1980.

HBO has already given the planned series a pilot commitment with Jonathan Nolan (Person of Interest) directing and executive producing. Nolan also co-wrote the pilot with Lisa Joy, who co-created the drama and and will also executive produce.

The cast of Westworld includes: Sir Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Kyle Bornheimer, and more.

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