Ed Harris Joins ‘Westworld’

By April Lara | 3 years ago
Ed Harris Joins ‘Westworld’
Sir Anthony Hopkins at Tuscan Sun Festival 2009 in Cortona, Italy. Wikimedia Commons/Jaqen

More stars are joining HBO’s upcoming sci-fi dram,a “Westworld.” Now, the four-time Oscar nominee will join the roster of great actors. Read on to learn more about the latest casting update.

With the new series slowly unfolding before our eyes, and production is about to happen anytime soon, Ed Harris (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13”) has just signed on to join the cast of “Westworld.” In the series, he will play the villain role as “The Man in Black,” which is most likely something like Yul Brynner’s character in the 1973 original “Westworld” written and directed by Michael Crichton. Harris’ character is described as “the distillation of pure villainy into one man.” 

Harris will be joining an all-star cast such as Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Shannon Woodward.

The series will be an hour-long per episode, which is set in a theme park full of androids that are all programmed to satisfy the wants and needs of humans.

Production is looming for the series pilot, and with JJ Abrams behind it along with his Bad Robot company with the help of Jonathan Nolan, the show is getting more attention. As the series progresses into production and get into the whole process of creating a spectacular new TV series, we bet that it will gain a lot of fans along the way, and there is a big chance that this will be another hit TV show for the network.

Are you excited for “Westworld”? What do you think of Ed Harris joining the cast as a villain? What are your thoughts on this? Let us know by posting your comments below!

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April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.