Bill Hodges has come a long way in the last few years, finding more purpose than ever in the company of Holly, Jerome, Ida, and the rest of his loved ones. But when iconic local author John Rothstein is found murdered, Hodges reels at the senselessness of another tragedy inflicted on Bridgton. As he, Holly, and Jerome piece the case together, they stumble onto the path of another dangerous killer.
Dublin-born Brendan Gleeson landed his breakout role in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, which won five Academy Awards including Best Picture. He has since won awards for Best Actor honors from the Boston Society of Film Critics and the London Critics’ Circle Film Award for Best Actor.
He starred in Six Shooter, which won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. He earned Golden Globe, British Independent Film, Satellite, IFTA, and BAFTA Award nominations for his performance in Bruges.
Known also from three Harry Potter movies, Mr. Boorman’s The Tailor of Panama, In My Country, and The Tiger’s Tail; Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins, The Butcher Boy, and Breakfast on Pluto; John Woo’s Mission: Impossible II; Steven Spielberg’s AI; Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later…; Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York; Wolfgang Petersen’s Troy; Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven; Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf; Paul Greengrass’s Green Zone; Rodrigo García’s Albert Nobbs; Daniel Espinosa’s Safe House; Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep; Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow; and John Michael McDonagh’s The Guard, for which he was again a Golden Globe, IFTA, and British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nominee; and Calvary, for which he was named Best Actor by both IFTA and BIFA.
Most recent films include: the Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs for Netflix, Hampstead, Paddington 2, Trespass Against Us, Vincent Perez’s Alone in Berlin, Assassin’s Creed, Live by Night, In the Heart of the Sea and Suffragette, once again winning the BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Holly Gibney JUSTINE LUPE
Now months into her role as partner at Finders Keepers, Holly Gibney’s once quiet and contained life has taken on new meaning. But Holly’s growth is put to the ultimate test when she witnesses Lou’s emotional struggle and is called to testify on her behalf. Holly’s fears are further challenged as Lou’s bright young attorney begins to catch her eye.
A Juilliard grad, Justine started her career in Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha, opposite Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver and in David Chase’s Not Fade Away, opposite James Gandolfini and Jack Huston. She then went on to star in the Philip Seymour Hoffman-directed family drama A Family for All Occasions at the Bank Street Theater.
Recent work includes John Singleton's FX drama series, Snowfall as well as guest leads on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Sneaky Pete. Up next, she can be seen on HBO's Succession. Justine was also seen opposite Sutton Foster in the second season of Darren Star’s Younger and as a series regular on the critically acclaimed ABC comedy, Cristela. She has done series regular roles for creatives such as Barry Sonnenfeld, David E. Kelley and Michael Fresco and has guest starred in shows such as The Good Wife, Shameless, Southland and Hulu’s Deadbeat.
Jerome Robinson JHARREL JEROME
Having officially taken a semester off from Harvard, Jerome Robinson continues to work with Hodges and Holly at Finders Keepers. While Hodges frets about how this decision may impact his future, Jerome remains steadfast, eventually utilizing a combination of his genius IT and detective skills to crack their latest case wide open.
Bronx native, actor Jharrel Jerome can currently be seen starring as the lead in Ava DuVernay’s Netflix four-part limited series When They See Us. Starring as both the young and adult versions of "Korey Wise," one of the five exonerated men who were wrongfully accused in the April 1989 Central Park jogger case. Jerome made his feature film debut in Barry Jenkins' Academy Award-winning film Moonlight, for which he and his castmates have earned countless accolades, including the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Film and an MTV Movie Award. He was most recently seen in the independent films Selah and the Spades (Sundance 2019) and Robu. Additional film credits include Monster, based on Walter Dean Myers’ Michael L. Printz Award-winning novel of the same name, opposite Jennifer Hudson, Jeffrey Wright, Tim Blake Nelson, and Nas; and First Match, currently streaming on Netflix. On television, Jharrel currently stars as a series regular on AT&T AUDIENCE Network’s drama series Mr. Mercedes, returning for a 3rd season. He stars opposite Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, and Holland Taylor. Jharrel plays "Jerome Robinson," a high school student who inadvertently becomes involved in an off-the-books investigation led by Hodges (Gleeson). Last year, he also starred in an episode of BET’s own hip-hop anthology series Tales, opposite Bre-Z. In addition to acting, Jharrel writes and records his own music, which has been featured in the first two seasons of Mr. Mercedes.
Lou Linklatter BREEDA WOOL
After publicly executing Brady, Lou Linklatter becomes the center of a highly publicized legal battle. Was her plot pre-meditated or an act of insanity? Was she protecting Bridgton from further victimization at the hands of a killer or did she take vigilantism too far? Deeply scarred by Brady’s attempt to kill her, Lou must maintain her sanity as she fights for her freedom.
Nurturing an impressive body of work encompassing film and television, Breeda Wool’s career continues to evolve with diverse and challenging projects.
Breeda quickly became the breakout star of Lifetime’s critically acclaimed drama series Unreal playing “Faith,” a young woman from Mississippi who competes on a nationally televised dating show called Everlasting. Her character was so popular with the critics and fans, Lifetime created a digital spin off focusing on her character titled The Faith Diaries marking the network’s first-ever scripted digital short series. The Faith Diaries follows “Faith” and “Amy” as they travel to Los Angeles to pursue their Hollywood dreams and learn about their relationship along way.
Her other television credits include a starring role on Amazon’s web series Betas and guest starring roles on some of primetimes biggest series including Vice-Principals (HBO), The Affair (Showtime), Famous in Love (Freeform) and Midnight, Texas (NBC).
Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Breeda starred alongside Lola Kirke in the film Awol which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Originally an award-winning short (which she also starred in), Awol is an arresting love story between two people whose relationship is influenced as much by their environmental circumstances as it is by their sexuality. Her other film credits include the all-female horror-anthology XX: Don’t Fail which premiered to rave reviews at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Automatic at Sea and Erasing Eden.
A native of Urbana, Illinois, she went on to perform in several productions throughout elementary and high school, landing her a musical theater scholarship to Wagner College. After graduating with a degree in psychology, philosophy and theater, Breeda moved to New York City where she performed theater, Shakespeare, sketch comedy and avant-garde movement dance. She also traveled the world as a commissioned street performer.
When not working on location, Breeda resides in Los Angeles and attends a weekly class at the Imagined Life Theater. In her spare time, she enjoys researching psychology, sociology and anthropology, Bikram yoga, playing volleyball and taking piano lessons.
Roland Finkelstein BRETT GELMAN
Once a highly-respected police detective, he now passes the time yelling at the neighborhood kids and drinking too much – that is until one of his former unresolved cases starts pushing him to an entirely new edge.
Since Variety named him one of its “10 Comics to Watch” in 2010, Brett Gelman has shown film, TV, web and live audiences how he “commits hard to the weirdness” of every role with a signature intensity and fearlessness that continues to earn praise from critics and peers alike.
Lemon, a film in which he stars and co-wrote with director Janicza Bravo, premiered to rave reviews at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. Brett can most recently be seen on HBO’s Camping. He is currently guest starring on Netflix’s Stranger Things, and can also be seen on Amazon’s smash hit Fleabag. Other recent projects include his role as “Dr. Greg” on Judd Apatow’s critically acclaimed series, Love, and the release of his third comedy special for Adult Swim, Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America. He can also be seen in David Lynch’s hit show, Twin Peaks. Brett is currently filming a major recurring role on the third season of Mr. Mercedes for AT&T AUDIENCE Network.
Brett’s previous television credits include his Dinner Specials that he and Jason Woliner created for Adult Swim. He also costarred on the Adult Swim cop parody Eagleheart, the critically acclaimed FX comedy Married, Comedy Central’s Another Period, Starz’s critically acclaimed series Blunt Talk and NBC’s Go On. Film credits include roles in the Columbia-distributed comedies The Other Guys and 30 Minutes or Less, the Sundance selection Joshy, and the docufiction film Drib.
Alma Lane KATE MULGREW
Intelligent and calculating, local artist Alma Lane is another longtime lover of Rothstein’s Jimmy Gold novels. She and Morris met many years ago, and began an illicit love affair that neither of them has been able to shake. Like Morris, Alma is obsessed with tracking down Rothstein’s secret manuscripts and will stop at nothing to find them.
Kate Mulgrew is known for her role as “Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov,” in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black for which she received a Critics Choice Television Award and a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy.
She is internationally recognized as “Captain Janeway,” the first female captain of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek: Voyager. Her career spans film, television, and the stage and received a Golden Globe nomination at the age of 23. Other television appearances include Kate Loves a Mystery, Cheers, Murphy Brown, St. Elsewhere, Ryan’s Hope, The Black Donnellys, Mercy, Warehouse 13, and NTSF:SD:SUV for Adult Swim.
Film roles include Throw Momma from the Train, Star Trek: Nemesis, A Stranger Is Watching, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, The Response and the upcoming The Magnificent Meyersons.
Mulgrew has toured throughout the United States as “Katherine Hepburn” in her stage play, Tea at Five, for which she was nominated for Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel awards.
Other theater credits include Equus, The American Dream, The Sandbox, Iphigenia 2.0, Our Leading Lady, Black Comedy, Titus Andronicus and Somewhere Fun.
She performed in The Exonerated in London and regionally in The Royal Family, The Film Society, What the Butler Saw, Hedda Gabler, Measure for Measure, The Real Thing, Another Part of the Forest, Major Barbara and Antony and Cleopatra.
She has written two books, Born with Teeth which made the New York Times bestseller list and How to Forget: A Daughter’s Memoir.
Ida Silver HOLLAND TAYLOR
Still as close with Hodges as ever, Ida reveals unexpected connections of her own to the slain John Rothstein. Ida used to teach Rothstein’s controversial work to troubled teens at the local high school, but her connection to the author runs deeper than academics, and his death dredges up complicated and painful memories, ones she shares with Hodges as together they grieve his death.
Holland Taylor has worked extensively in film and television, appearing in Romancing the Stone, Jewel of the Nile, To Die For, Next Stop Wonderland, One Fine Day, George of the Jungle, The Truman Show, Happy Accidents, Spy Kids (2 & 3), Keeping the Faith, Legally Blonde, Baby Mama with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and most recently, Gloria Bell with Julianne Moore. Holland will next appear in the highly anticipated Netflix sequel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 2. On television, Holland has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards, winning Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for the sexually popular Judge Roberta Kittleson on The Practice. Among her numerous series starring roles: The Powers That Be, Norman Lear’s short-lived but highly acclaimed political satire, Bosom Buddies, Two and a Half Men, and recently Norman Lear’s NBC pilot Guess Who Died. The New Yorker has called Holland Taylor “the first vaudeville Gentile we ever saw.” Her New York stage performances include “Bess” in Breakfast with Les and Bess, the original productions of Butley and A.R. Gurney’s The Cocktail Hour.
Brady Hartsfield HARRY TREADWAY
Whip smart but slightly "off," it's clear that somewhere Brady's life took a wrong turn. He has a knack for manipulating others for his dark and potentially sinister exploits.
English-born actor Harry Treadaway may be best known for starring as “Dr. Frankenstein” on Showtime’s popular series Penny Dreadful from 2014-2016. His next films include the Amazon Studios currently untitled Nash Edgerton Project alongside Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried, as well as Halo of Stars with Lily Collins and Holliday Grainger. Additional credits include award-winning features including Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, Joy division bio-pic Control, and British cult film Brothers of the Head opposite his real-life twin brother Luke. Harry played the lead role in the BAFTA-nominated short film Love You More by Patrick Marber, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Harry's theater credits include Ibsen's Ghosts at the West End, and Tribes at The Royal Court.
Deborah Hartsfield KELLY LYNCH
Brady's mother, once a golden cheerleader and beauty, is now blurred by vodka, hardened by heartache and disappointment.
Kelly Lynch received early praise (and the first of two Independent Spirit Award nominations) as "Dianne", Matt Dillon’s strung-out girlfriend in Gus Van Sant’s brilliant Drugstore Cowboy. Lynch’s range is dazzling—from the sleek villainess in the first Charlie’s Angels to Thora Birch’s doomed, schizophrenic mother in the Emmy-nominated television movie Homeless to Harvard, to Mickey Rourke’s corrupt lover in Michael Cimino’s Desperate Hours. Perhaps her most remarkable transformation was as "Ivan Aycock", the gender-bending, courtly drag king in the groundbreaking hit Showtime series The L Word.
Janey Patterson MARY-LOUISE PARKER
The younger sister of the late Olivia Trelawney, owner of the stolen Mercedes.
Mary-Louise Parker is an American actress and author. In addition to her many films, Parker enjoyed great popularity for her lead role on Showtime's television series Weeds portraying Nancy Botwin, for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2006. Parker has appeared in films and series including RED, RED 2, Fried Green Tomatoes, Boys on the Side, The West Wing, and Angels in America, for which she received a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Parker is also the recipient of the 2001 Tony Award for Best Actress for her performance in the Broadway play Proof. She also starred in When We Rise.
Pete Dixon SCOTT LAWRENCE
Hodges' friend and former partner, Pete is still active on the force but has moved on from the Mercedes case.
Scott Lawrence was born in Los Angeles California, graduated from USC with a BFA in Theatre Arts and has been working in Hollywood for over 25 years now. Scott is probably best known for his role as Cmmdr Sturgis Turner on the long running CBS series, JAG. He has guest starred on other TV shows such as Fear the Walking Dead, Legion, Rectify, Suits, ER, Bones, The West Wing, Sons of Anarchy and many more. Scott has also performed in many Los Angeles, New York and regional theatre productions as well as feature films including Avatar, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Social Network, The Host and most recently Danny Collins with Al Pacino. He is the proud father of two sons.
Anthony Frobisher ROBERT STANTON
Anthony is the demanding and high-strung manager at Supreme Electronix, as well as a self-described mentor to Brady.
Robert Stanton received his MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program in 1985. Public Theater founder Joseph Papp gave him his start that summer in "Measure for Measure" in Central Park, and Robert has been a steady presence on stage and screen ever since. He appeared in a range of films from A League of Their Own to Jason Bourne. His two-dozen Off-Broadway credits include an Obie Award for his performance in David Ives's All in the Timing. Recent audiences saw him in Ionesco's absurdist epic The Killer opposite Michael Shannon; as Lars Thorwald in a stage adaptation of Rear Window opposite Kevin Bacon; in Molière's The School for Wives opposite Phillipa Soo; and in leading roles in the plays of O'Neill, Sheridan, and Stoppard.
Felix Babineau JACK HUSTON
Sharp-eyed and uber-competent, Dr. Babineau is the head neurosurgeon at Mercy General Hospital in Bridgton.
Jack has distinguished himself as one of our industry’s finest young actors in film, television and theatre. He recently wrapped shooting The Irishman for Martin Scorsese opposite Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, as well as the Amazon anthology series The Romanoffs for Matthew Weiner opposite Aaron Eckhart, Christina Hendricks and Isabelle Huppert. In summer 2018, he will shoot the Netflix feature, The Earthquake Bird for Wash Westmoreland opposite Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough.
Huston will next be seen in the independent film The Yellow Birds based on the novel by Iraqi War veteran Kevin Powers. Directed by Alexandre Moors, the film centers on two young soldiers who navigate the terrors of war under the command of the older, troubled “Sergeant Sterling” (Huston). Huston stars alongside Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich and Jennifer Aniston. In addition, Jack also recently wrapped the comedy feature, An Actor Prepares opposite Jeremy Irons with Steve Clark directing and Above Suspicion opposite Emilia Clarke and directed by Phillip Noyce.
Huston starred in the title role of “Judah Ben-Hur” in Paramount’s retelling of the classic Ben-Hur. The historical epic centers on the years prior to those portrayed in the 1959 film, focusing on a childhood friendship scorned and the betrayal of a Jerusalem family. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov and written by Oscar® winner John Ridley, Ben-Hur also stars Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman.
Jack first gained recognition for his portrayal of “Richard Harrow” in HBO’s Academy Award®-winning series, Boardwalk Empire, for which he earned a SAG Award® for best ensemble cast. Huston’s additional credits include the award-winning David O. Russell film, American Hustle, opposite Jennifer Lawrence, which earned him another SAG Award® for best ensemble, Screen Gem’s film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Kill Your Darlings for Killer Films, David Chase’s Not Fade Away for Paramount Pictures opposite James Gandolfini, Bille August’s Night Train to Lisbon with Jeremy Irons, and the Nicholas Sparks film, The Longest Ride for FOX.
In theatre, Jack starred in Hitchcock’s classic, Strangers on a Train produced by Barbara Broccoli for London’s West End.
Born in London, Huston attended the drama institute Hurtwood House.
Cora Babineau TESSA FERRER
Even more ambitious than she is beautiful, Cora is the head of marketing at a major pharmaceutical corporation and the wife of Dr. Felix Babineau.
Tessa will soon start production on Hulu's Catch 22 produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov. She was a series regular on Grey’s Anatomy, appeared in Insidious: The Last Key and heavily recurred on both FXX’S You’re The Worst and CBS’s Extant. She was the lead of the Tracy Scott Wilson play Buzzer at the Public Theater.
Donna Hodges NANCY TRAVIS
A brilliant lawyer, Donna is Hodges’ ex-wife and the mother of his daughter, Allie.
Premiering in 2018 on Netflix, Nancy Travis stars opposite Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin in the new Chuck Lorre comedy series, The Kominsky Method, as “Lisa,” a fifty-something recent divorcee who joins an acting class taught by famed acting coach, “Sandy Kominsky” (Douglas), and not only discovers her hidden talent, but starts a connection that takes them both by surprise.
Returning to television this Fall on its new network home, FOX, Travis also stars opposite Tim Allen in the hit comedy, Last Man Standing, as Allen’s wife, Vanessa, who puts up with her opinionated, curmudgeon of a husband and their three opinionated girls.
Travis recently starred in the independent film, Bernard & Huey, opposite Jim Rash and David Koechner, written by Jules Feiffer, and directed by Dan Mirvish. Other recent films include The Submarine Kid, opposite Finn Wittrock, Emilie de Ravin, and Jack Coleman; and Married Young starring Gary Cole, Lucas Neff, David Fynn, and Vanessa Lengies.
Travis was born in New York and grew up in both Baltimore and Boston. She returned to New York to study drama at New York University. Soon after, she joined the national touring company of Neil Simon's hit play, Brighton Beach Memoirs. Her additional theatre credits include Broadway's, I'm Not Rappaport and Athol Fugard's, My Children, My Africa, which the author directed at the La Jolla Playhouse. She is a founding member of the off-Broadway theatre company, Naked Angels.
Travis starred on TBS’ hit comedy The Bill Engvall Show for three seasons and in Hallmark Channel’s television movie, Safe Harbor, along with Lifetime’s original television movie, Pregnancy Pact.
Travis made her feature film debut in the blockbuster comedy Three Men and A Baby. Her additional film credits include The Jane Austin Book Club, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Internal Affairs, Air America, Three Men and a Little Lady, So I Married an Axe Murderer, The Vanishing Greedy, Fluke, and Destiny Turns on the Radio and Bogie. On the small screen, she starred in Becker with Ted Danson and Almost Perfect for CBS, and in the television movies My Last Love and Fallen Angels.
Travis resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
Antonio Montez MAZIMILIANO HERNANDEZ
Disappointed he never got the chance to prosecute Brady for the Mercedes Massacre, Antonio Montez senses his next big case in the murder of local legend John Rothstein. He and Hodges agree to team up and share details as they pursue the latest deranged killer in Bridgton.
Maximiliano Hernandez was born in Brooklyn, NY. He began acting at Bishop Ford High School originally as a means of getting out of detention. He continued acting in college where he auditioned and was accepted into the BFA program at the Leonard Davis Center for the Performing Arts in Harlem. After performing in countless New York theatres, Maximiliano landed his first major television role in 1997 in multiple Law & Order series. It wasn’t much later until he was recurring on hit shows such as Southland, 24, and eventually a regular on FXs critically acclaimed series The Americans.
In 2011, he landed the Marvel Comics character of “Agent Jasper Sitwell” in the feature film, Thor with which he holds a record for most live action appearances in a comic book series. His character transcends through Marvels shorts, The Avengers series, ABCs Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and most recently in Avengers: Infinity Wars. Max has worked with directors Joss Whedon, Mira Nair, Gavin O'Connor, Kenneth Branagh and many others. He can be seen in Michael Bay’s TNT series, The Last Ship, Amazon’s Hand of God with Ron Perlman, as well as the feature film, Sicario.
Maximiliano currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Morris Bellamy GABE EBERT
Complicated and combustible, Morris is a Bridgton local and a survivor of Brady’s brutal Mercedes massacre. Blue-collar Morris has big aspirations, but he’s ill-equipped to navigate them in a city where economic opportunities are few and far between. Being an avid reader of Rothstein’s work turned Morris into something of a super fan, and his misguided obsession leads him down a truly sinister path.
Gabe Ebert was most recently seen in Antoinette Nwandu’s play Pass Over at the Lincoln Center Theater. Gabe originated the role of “Mr. Wormwood” in Tim Minchin’s and Dennis Kelly’s 2013 Broadway production of Matilda The Musical, for which he won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He could previously be seen on Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Time and the Conways, written by JB Priestley and in Helen Edmundson’s Thérèse Raquin, in which he played the role of “Camille Raquin.” He made his Broadway debut in John Logan’s play RED in 2010.
Off-Broadway, Gabe won an Obie Award for his performance in Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles at LCT3. Other Off-Broadway productions include Dave Malloy’s Preludes at Lincoln Center Theater, Martin Sherman’s Gently Down the Stream at The Public, John Doyle’s adaptation of Peer Gynt at the Classic Stage Company, Andrew Hinderaker’s Suicide, Incorporated at Roundabout Theatre Company, David Farr’s The Heart of Robin Hood at ART, and Prometheus Bound by Steven Sater & Serj Tankian at ART. Gabe has transitioned to the screen and has appeared in films and television shows as well. Most recently, Gabe played the role of “Christopher” in George C. Wolfe’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for HBO Films. He had a supporting role in Sony Picture’s Ricky and the Flash for director Jonathan Demme. Other film and TV credits include The Family Fang, Jane Wants a Boyfriend, The Interestings on Amazon, and Compliance on FX. He is currently shooting AT&T AUDIENCE Network’s third season of Mr. Mercedes, opposite Brendan Gleeson and Holland Taylor.
Peter Saubers RARMIAN NEWTON
Local teen Peter Saubers and his family were also victims of Brady’s, as Peter’s father, Tom, was left severely crippled in the Mercedes massacre. Sensing his father’s pain over not being able to provide for his family, Peter can’t pass up an opportunity when it falls in his lap – even if it puts him in the crosshairs of a killer.
Rarmian is currently shooting a series arc on Mr. Mercedes. Previously, he was a series regular on Rise for NBC. He was also a series regular on The Family for ABC. Rarmian recently finished shooting the AMC series NOS4A2 opposite Ashleigh Cummings. He also recently wrapped an arc on the CBS All Access miniseries Tell Me a Story. He costarred in the highly anticipated INXS miniseries biography, as well as the lead role in the DreamWorks, How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular tour. Rarmian also recurred on the hit Australian TV series Dance Academy.
John Rothstein BRUCE DERN
John Rothstein is a beloved local icon and author, most famous for his novels about protagonist Jimmy Gold. As Hodges and his team investigate Rothstein’s murder, the longtime local’s connections to the community –and specifically the women in the community –become clear. As the case unfolds, Hodges is haunted by the legacy of Rothstein’s words.
Two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern’s tremendous career is made up of playing both modern day heroes and legendary villains. Through decades of lauded performances, Dern has acquired the reputation of being one of the most talented and prolific actors of his generation. Dern will be seen next year in Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood, playing real-life rancher “George Spahn.” He also has several highly anticipated independent film projects completed, including Remember Me, The Artist’s Wife, Mustang, Emperor, The Peanut Butter Falcon, and Freaks. Earlier this year he earned rave reviews for his portrayal of Joe Kennedy in Chappaquiddick and opposite Matthew McConaughey in Sony’s White Boy Rick. In 2017, he appeared with Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in the Netflix film Our Souls at Night. Other upcoming titles include Class Rank, Warning Shot, Abilene, The Lears, American Dresser and Nostalgia. In 2015, Dern reteamed with his Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino in the ambitious & critically acclaimed The Hateful Eight. In 2013, Dern earned his second Academy Award nomination for his heralded role in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska. That role also garnered him a Best Actor Award from the Cannes Film Festival and the National Board of Review.He was also nominated for a BAFTA, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. Dern was also nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for his portrayal of polygamist patriarch “Frank Harlow” in HBO’s hit drama Big Love. A celebrated stage actor, Dern was trained by famed director Elia Kazan at the legendary Actors Studio and made his film debut in Kazan’s Wild River in 1960. In the 60s, Dern also found success as a distinguished television actor. He appeared regularly in contemporary Western TV series, as well as on Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Mr. Hitchcock was such a fan of Dern’s that he cast him in Marnie and Family Plot (Hitchcock’s final film). Also during the 60s, Dern went on to work with director Roger Corman and appeared in several of his classic and decade-defining films including Wild Angels. He also received critical success during that time for films such as They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and Drive, He Said. Dern goes down in history for his role as "Long Hair" in The Cowboys, in which he became the only man ever to kill John Wayne on screen. Dern went on to star in such classic films like The King of Marvin Gardens with Jack Nicholson and Ellen Burstyn as well as playing “Tom Buchanan” in The Great Gatsby (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination). It was his brilliant and powerful performance in Hal Ashby’s Coming Home that earned him nominations for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe. Dern has starred in over 100 films in his career, including: Monster, Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Silent Running, Smile, Middle Age Crazy, That Championship Season, Tattoo, The 'Burbs, The Haunting, All the Pretty Horses, Masked and Anonymous, Down in the Valley, Astronaut Farmer, The Cake Eaters, Black Sunday, Madison, Diggstown, Twixt and Last Man Standing. Dern has received several Lifetime Achievement Awards from various film festivals. In 2010, Dern received a prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame star along with his ex-wife Diane Ladd & daughter Laura Dern, the only family in history to receive their stars in one ceremony.