Rumored for a role since last month, James Marsden has, according to The Hollywood Reporter, officially signed on to join the cast of HBO and Bad Robot’s upcoming “Westworld” opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, Eddie Rouse, Kyle Bornheimer and Simon Quarterman.
The original 1973 film, both written and directed by Michael Crichton, takes place in a future amusement park wherein visitors interact with androids in recreations of famous historical environments. When something goes wrong, however, the androids turn deadly.
Westworld received a sequel, Futureworld, in 1976 and was spun off into a short-lived series, “Beyond Westworld,” in 1980.
Marsden, who starred earlier this year in Walk of Shame, will play a character named Teddy Flood, described as being “a mysterious new arrival to a small frontier town. He quickly proves both his charm – and his talent with a revolver. His pursuit of a local beauty launches him on a dark odyssey.”
HBO has already given the planned series a pilot commitment with Jonah Nolan directing the pilot and writing alongside his wife (and “Burn Notice” scribe) Lisa Joy.
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The cast for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past seems to be growing bigger by the day and, today, IGN spoke with Singer about the 2014 release and asked him if he was eager to find some way to see Cyclops and Jean Grey appear.
“Who wouldn’t?,” he laughed, mysteriously. “Who wouldn’t? That’s all I can say.”
James Marsden and Famke Janssen played Cyclops and Jean Grey, respectively, in Singer’s X-Men and X2 before both character were killed off in Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand. Given the time-travel plotline of the new film, however, both characters have the potential to effortlessly return to the franchise.
Set for release on July 18, 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past features a script by Simon Kinberg and is said to be inspired by Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s comic book storyline that ran in “Uncanny X-Men” #141 and 142 back in 1981. “Days of Future Past” introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.
The film’s confirmed cast includes Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, and Peter Dinklage.