Jeffrey Wright and Shannon Woodward join cast of HBO's 'Westworld'

By Kyle Johnson,

Jeffrey Wright, Shannon Woodward and four others have been cast in HBO's upcoming Westworld series.

Others joining the ever growing cast include Rodrigo Santoro, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Angela Sarafyan and Simon Quarterman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Westworld is based off Michael Crichton's 1973 film.

Wright (Boardwalk Empire) will play Bernard Lowe, who is the intelligent and driven programming division head for the Westworld park. Santoro has the role of the park's "most wanted" bandit Harlan Bell.

Raising Hope alum Woodward will be Elsie King, who is quickly rising in the programming division ranks and is tasked with looking into the artificial people's odd behavior in the park. Quarterman is the annoying and temperamental Lee Sizemore, who is Westworld's narrative director.

Sarafyan will play Clementine Pennyfeather, who is the most popular attraction at Westworld, while Berdal is a ruthless and savage bandit, Armistice.

The six new names join the two stars of the series Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood, who were cast in July. The veteran actor will play the visionary creator of Westworld, Dr. Robert Ford and Wood is Dolores Abernathy, who discovers she is artificial and Ford has created her whole life story.

Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk and J.J. Abrams are on board to executive produce alongside Jonathan Nolan, who also co-wrote the pilot and will direct. Frozen's Lisa Joy co-wrote the pilot and also will executive produce.

image courtesy of Kristin Callahan/ACE/INFphoto.com



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