The actor Michael Zegen (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’) has been cast in the series ‘Penguin‘, derived from the film ‘batman‘ in Matt Reeves.
According to the Varietythe star will play mobster Alberto Falcone, son of Carmine Falcone, who in the 2022 feature was played by John Turturro.
The magazine also points out that in addition to Zegen, other names joining the cast are James Madio (‘The Offer’) and Scott Cohen (‘The Fix’), who will be recurring characters in the series.
The group joins the protagonist Colin Farrell It is Cristin Milioti (‘How I Met Your Mother’), which will be Sofia Falcone.
The first images of Collin Farrell as Penguin in “The Penguin” have been released.
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Previously, the deadline disclosed that the HBO Max added four more members to the series.
The chosen ones are Michael Kelly (‘Jack Ryan’), Shohreh Aghdashloo (‘The Expanse’), Deirdre O’Connell (‘Outer Range’) and Happy Rhenzy (Marvel’s Runaways’).
For now there are no details about the characters of Kelly, Aghdashloo and O’Connell.
Already Happy will play a teenager who befriends the Penguin and becomes his driver, although nothing official has been revealed.
farrell also confirmed to Variety what “It will be an eight-episode story. Let’s build on Oswald’s rise to power, filling the power vacuum created when Falcone was killed.”
He went on to elaborate on the connection between the series and the upcoming Batman movie.
“The idea of Matt [Reeves, o diretor de ‘Batman‘] was to have the Penguin series start about a week after the end of the ‘Batman‘. And if it works, if the trajectory is interesting, and the public accepts it, the second ‘Batman’ will pick up right after the end of the show’s plot.”
Lauren LeFranc (‘Agents of SHIELD’) will serve as showrunner on the project.
farrell It is reeves will also serve as executive producers.
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