“Ray Donovan’s” Frank Whaley has been cast in “The Outskirts,” while Holt McCallany has been cast in Screen Gems’ thriller, “The Perfect Guy.” Read on for more details about this story.
According to Deadline, actor Frank Whaley, who’s made appearances in “The Blacklist” and “Ray Donovan,” has been set to cast in the indie comedy, “The Outskirts.” He will star along with Eden Sher, Victoria Justice, Ashley Richards, Katie Chang, Peyton List, Avan Jogia and Will Peltz. “The Outskirts” will be set in a school about best friends, played by Justice and Sher, who are out to make the ultimate social coup on their nemesis. Whaley will play Jodi’s (Justice) father Herb, a charmingly out-of-touch postal worker who agrees to start dating once his daughter takes charge of her own life.
Whaley is best known for his roles in indie films. His film debut was in the 1987’s movie “Ironweed,” followed by performances in made-for-TV movies. He has then appeared in highly acclaimed films such as the 1989 “Field of Dreams” and “Born on the Fourth of July,” in which began a long collaboration with director Oliver Stone. These collaborations would include “The Doors” and “JFK.” His other notable works include “Career Opportunities,” “Swimming with Sharks” and “Pulp Fiction.”
He made his writing-directorial debut in his own independent film, “Joe the King,” in 1999. His second and third films as writer and director were “The Jimmy Show” and “New York City Serenade.”
In 2015, Whaley will appear on Paramount Animation’s first live-action/animation film “Monster Trucks, ” which also stars Jane Levy, Lucas Till, Amy Ryan, Holt McCallany, Danny Glover, Chad Willett, Barry Pepper, Thomas Lennon, Tucker Albrizzi, Adrian Formosa and Rob Lowe.
Moreover, Holt McCallany has been added to the cast of Screen Gem’s thriller, “The Perfect Guy.” It is about a woman (Sanaa Lathan) who meets the man of her dreams (Michael Ealy), who turns out to be a sociopathic stalker when she decides to break up their relationship. She must now survive and escape the predicament she is in. McCallany will star as Detective Hansen, an old-school detective out to help Lathan. The screenplay is penned by scribe Tyger Williams. Morris Chestnut and Rutina Wesley are also part of the cast. Tommy Oliver, Darryl Taja, Nicole Rocklin and Wendy Rhoads will produce, while David Rosenthal is set to direct. McCallany will also appear alongside Whaley in “Monster Trucks.”
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