A starring gig with AMC would be plenty fine for yours truly (if he were an actor), but Anson Mount aims higher. Which is probably why he has a career in the first place. Oh, right; according to Deadline, the Hell on Wheels lead will be playing the “nasty villain” in Supremacy, a race-based drama starring Danny Glover, Joe Anderson, Derek Luke, Evan Ross, Stacey Dash, and Dawn Olivieri. The true-life tale, helmed by Deon Taylor, centers on a “paroled white supremacist has just killed a cop, and takes an African American family hostage over a long night of terror as authorities cordon off the neighborhood where he and his lady accomplice are laying low.”
We can look forward to Mount as “Sobecki, a heavily tattooed maximum security prison inmate who’s the head of the Aryan Brotherhood and oversees his criminal empire from behind bars”; being the fellow’s “leader,” he’s “not thrilled when he learns of his charge’s screw-up when he’s called in by authorities to negotiate with the kidnapper.”
Also coming from Deadline is the news that Diablo Cody‘s directing debut, Lamb of God, has added one more to its roster of onscreen performers. As it were, stand-up comedian Sarah Colonna (who had a role in Cody‘s TV series, The United States of Tara) is, in an undisclosed role, coming aboard a main lineup that currently consists of Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, recent Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, Holly Hunter, and Nick Offerman.
Lamb of God follows “young evangelical woman (Hough) who denounces God after a plane crash that has burned one-third of her body. She leaves her parents and church in Washington, D.C. for Las Vegas, where she attempts to re-discover herself.” Shooting is expected to begin in the near future.
Deadline has one more casting item, with the news that Genesis Rodriguez (Man on a Ledge, Casa de mi Padre) will co-star with Paul Walker in the “post-Katrina dramatic thriller” Hours. Eric Heisserer has written and directed the tale, which revolves around “a young father fighting to keep his newborn daughter alive in an abandoned New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina.” Details on her character aren’t being given out at the moment, though production will commence this month or in April.
Do any of these projects and their casting interest you?