Ed Harris Boards Bad Robot’s Westworld

Ed Harris Boards Bad Robot’s WestworldThe cast of HBO and Bad Robot’s “Westworld” continues to reveal an impressive range of acting talent. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Ed Harris has signed on opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, 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.

Harris, who recently lent his voice to Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue, will play a character called The Man in Black, said to be a personification of pure evil.

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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