‘Show Me a Hero’ Adds Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina and Jon Bernthal

By Kitin Miranda | 4 years ago
‘Show Me a Hero’ Adds Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina and Jon Bernthal
Winona Ryder at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.11:32. September 14, 2010. Wikimedia Commons/Karon Liu

One of HBO’s newest projects is going full steam ahead as its miniseries, “Show Me a Hero,” gains three new cast members.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina and Jon Bernthal have come aboard. Read on to learn more about this story. “Show Me a Hero,” a six-hour miniseries, is based on a book written by Lisa Belkin. The show follows the struggle of a young city mayor, Nick Wasicko (Oscar Isaacs), who is ordered by the federal court to put up some low-income housing buildings in a predominantly white neighborhood, highlighting the struggle against racism during the 1960s. Winona Ryder, a Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee, is best known for her work in films such as “Beetlejuice” (1988), “Heathers” (1988), “Edward Scissorhands”(1990), “Mermaids” (1990), “Reality Bites” (1994), “Little Women” (1994), “Girl, Interrupted” (1999) and the Adam Sandler romantic comedy “Mr. Deeds” (2002). This marks the actress’ biggest role on television to date, as she mostly works on films. The Hollywood Reporter noted that the actress is all set to play Vinni Restiano, a councilwoman from Yonkers and Nick Wasicsko’s confidante. However, because of her vote regarding the housing issue, she loses her seat, only to reclaim it four years later as the City Council president. Alfred Molina, a prolific actor both on and off stage, will be portraying Henry “Harry” J. Spallone, a former detective from Bronx, who becomes the voice of those who oppose the housing project. The famous actor is best known for his work in films and television shows such as “The Normal Heart” (2014) and “Spider-Man 2” (2004). The new casting announcement is rounded off by Jon Bernthal, who is best known for his role as Shane Walsh on the hit television show “The Walking Dead” (2010–2012). He also appeared in other films and movies such as “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013) and “Mob City” (2014). In the miniseries, he will portray the Harvard-trained lawyer for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Michael H. Sussman, when the association joined the government in its anti-segregation case against Yonkers. This announcement comes at the heels of a previous casting announcement, in which it was announced that James Belushi, Terry Kinney and Michael Stahl-David had joined the cast alongside Oscar Isaacs and Catherine Keener. And that’s the latest update for the HBO miniseries, “Show Me a Hero.” For more news and updates on “Show Me a Hero” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG). Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Karon Liu

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.