Corey Stoll Signs Up For Lead Role In Guillermo Del Toro And FX's THE STRAIN
House of Cards star Corey Stoll has joined the cast of The Strain; Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse's upcoming small screen adaptation of the vampire novel trilogy. Hit the jump for further details!
Deadline reports that Corey Stoll has signed up as lead character 'Dr. Ephraim Goodweather' in FX's upcoming pilot, The Strain. It's based on the vampire novel trilogy and Dark Horse comic book series written by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro. The latter will direct the pilot based on a script written by him and Hogan. TV veteran Carlton Cuse (Lost) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. According to the site, "The project already has a full writing staff in place churning out scripts, and I hear FX has committed $500,000 to creature creation." The Pacific Rim helmer will be spending a lot of time with small screen projects it seems as it was yesterday revealed that he's working on an adaptation of Japanese manga Monster. "To me, having the right lead for The Strain series was perhaps the most important creative task," del Toro told the site. "To be able to secure the perfect actor in Corey Stoll sets the project on the right track. To embody a character like Ephraim Goodweather – who transitions through every emotion and situation imaginable, and which anchors the narrative of the series – requires amazing talent and craft. Corey has both in spades as he has demonstrated it over and over again."
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