The cast of Get Shorty just got bigger. Deadline reports Sean Bridgers, Megan Stevenson, Lidia Porto, Goya Robles, Lucy Walters, and Carolyn Dodd have joined the upcoming EPIX TV series.
Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, the dramedy stars Chris O’Dowd as Miles Daly, “a hitman from Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind.” Ray Romano also stars.
Bridgers will play Miles’ partner within the organization, “Louis.” Porto will portray “Amara,” the godmother of a Nevada crime ring. Stevenson is set for the role of “April,” an attractive and ambitious studio executive. Robles will portray “Yago,” Amara’s dangerous nephew. Walters will play “Katie,” Miles’ wife from whom he is separated. Dodd will play Miles and Katie’s 12-year-old daughter “Emma.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Get Shorty the novel and/or film? Would you watch the TV series?