Emmy Award-winning actor and producer Jon Hamm, known for his iconic role as Don Draper in the drama series Mad Men, is starring in an Amazon Original true-crime podcast. The podcast, titled American Hostage, just launched on February 22.
Based on a true story, the series is set in Indianapolis in 1977. Hamm plays Fred Heckman, a local radio reporter beloved by everyone, who suddenly finds himself thrown into a life-or-death predicament when Tony Kiritsis takes him hostage and demands an interview on Heckman’s radio news program. Using Heckman’s show to his advantage, Kiritsis progressively grows into a media sensation as well as an anti-hero during a 63-hour hostage situation and a standoff with the police. More than a nail-biting story, American Hostage asks questions that are just as relevant today in 2022 as they were decades ago in 1977, namely “Who is the real victim?” and “Is the media helping or causing harm?”
Alongside Hamm, other members of the cast lending their talent and voices to the project are Carla Gugino (The Haunting of Bly Manor), Dylan Baker (Hunters), and Joe Perrino (Power). The series is directed by Academy Award-winner Shawn Christensen (Blackout), written by CD Carpenter, with Gabriel Mason, Hamm, and Christensen as executive producers. Amazon Music and Criminal Content co-produced the podcast.
The gallery has been updated with missing TV Appearances for talk-shows and news to which Carla Gugino participated.
Mike Flanagan announced that Carla Gugino, Mark Hamill, Frank Langella, Mary McDonnell and Carl Lumbly have been added to the cast of his and Trevor Macy’s upcoming Netflix limited series “The Fall of the House of Usher.”
“To tell this epic tale of greed, horror, and tragedy, we have assembled the largest ensemble cast in the history of Intrepid Pictures,” Flanagan wrote on Twitter.
The series is described as a modern remix of the short story of the same name by Egdar Allen Poe and multiple of his other works. Langella leads the cast as Roderick Usher, the patriarch of the Usher dynasty. Mary McDonnell plays Roderick’s twin sister Madeline, the “hidden hand” of the family. Lumbly plays investigator C. Auguste Dupin, who was featured in multiple works by Poe. Mark Hamill’s character is yet to be named, but is described as being “surprisingly at home in the shadows.” Details of Gugino’s character are yet to be announced, as are other members of the ensemble.
The series will begin principal photography in a few weeks according to Flanagan. “We have many more names to share,” he wrote. “Some familiar faces, some new ones, all incredible performers coming together to bring the world of Poe to life as it’s never been seen before. Cannot wait to tell you more!”
“The Fall of House of Usher” is Flanagan and Macy’s fifth series for Netflix under their Intrepid Pictures overall deal. Their previous projects include “The Haunting of Hill House,” “The Haunting of Bly Manor” and “Midnight Mass,” which all feature Gugino. In 2022, Intrepid Pictures will debut their fourth project, “The Midnight Club.”
Flanagan serves as creator, and executive produces alongside Macy for Intrepid Pictures, as well as Emmy Grinwis and Michael Fimognari. Flanagan and Fimognari will each direct four episodes.
After a whole long time with the previous themes, we felt it was time to change and using Carla’s newest shots we decided to go for something bold and eccentric.
Both themes – main site and photo gallery – have been designed by Never Enough Design
Beautiful Carla Gugino is in Cannes and attended the opening ceremony of the 4th Canneseries Festival. Enjoy the HQ photos.
– Events And Appearances > 2021 > October 8: 4th Canneseries Festival – Opening Ceremony
We added a few HQ photos of Carla Gugino at the “Global Citizen Live, New York” event from yesterday. Take a look in the gallery and enjoy them!