Some casting news for Hulu’s upcoming “11/22/63” adaptation has arrived with Josh Duhamel joining the project as a rather dubious character.
The “11/22/63″ mini-series follows James Franco’s Jake Epping, a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He finds his mission threatened by love, the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald (Daniel Webber), and the past itself, which does not want to be changed.
Per THR, Duhamel (pictured below; Turistas, “Battle Creek”) will play Frank Dunning, the father of Jake’s student Harry Dunning (played by youngster Jack Fulton and Leon Rippy) in 1960s Kentucky. Frank is the rakish town butcher, a ladies’ man with an effortless smile that everyone welcomes — except Jake, the only person who knows the full violence of which Frank is capable.
Other cast members include Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones, T.R. Knight, Sarah Gadon, Nick Searcy, George MacKay, Lucy Fry, and Brooklyn Sudano.
The nine-hour miniseries is a collaboration among J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, author Stephen King, executive producer/writer Bridget Carpenter, and Warner Bros. Television. Carpenter (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) penned the script and will exec produce the drama alongside King and Bad Robot’s Bryan Burk. Bad Robot’s Kathy Lingg will co-exec produce, and Athena Wickham will produce. Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) is directing the first two hours. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television, and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution will distribute the series globally.
A premiere date for “11/22/63″ has still not been announced yet so stay tuned!