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Miranda Otto joins HBO’s Westworld

August 17th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

HBO’s Westworld is the intriguing new Sci-Fi produced by J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk from writer-producer-director Jonathan Nolan and writer-producer Lisa Joy.

The sci-fi pilot is about a futuristic theme park that caters to dark human desires and it has a great ensemble cast akin to movie production status.

Miranda Otto – best known for her roles in Lord of the Rings and War of the Worlds will play Virginia Pittman, the head of the park’s Quality Assurance department. We’re told “her brutal honesty with her colleagues and her ruthless efficiency in dealing with malfunctioning ‘property’ have made her a formidable and unpredictable power player in Westworld.”

On board are a formidable cast including heavyweights Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro and Shannon Woodward.

Otto is no freshmen to Network television with TV credits including Fox’s Rake and USA’s The Starter Wife, among others.

Westworld has all the ingredients to become something great. Stay tuned for more news.

Source: EW


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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.

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