Diego Klattenhoff has been cast in the Showtime pilot Homeland. Klattenhoff is a Canadian actor who starred in the 2008 ABC series Men in Trees with Anne Heche.
In Homeland he’ll play Mike Faber, a Marine colonel and the best friend of Scott Brody (Damian Lewis), the lead character who returns after years in exile in Iraq only to raise the suspicion of a CIA agent (Claire Danes) who suspects that Brody may now harbor anti-American, jihadist tendencies.
Mandy Patinkin plays Danes’ boss. And Laura Fraser co-stars as Brody’s wife.
Adapted from the Israeli television series Prisoners of War, Homeland is executive produced by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, veterans of Fox’s terrorism drama 24. (Klattenhoff had a small part in the 2009 season of 24.)
The pilot begins shooting in early January. Gordon, Gansa and Prisoners of War creator Gideon Raff wrote the pilot script. Dexter’s Michael Cuesta will direct for Fox 21.
Homeland is the first pilot developed under David Nevins’ watch as president of entertainment at Showtime. Nevins described Homeland as a departure for the premium cable network.
“It’s a great psychological study like all the best Showtime shows,” he said. “But it actually is much more than that in the fact that it’s a psychological thriller with a real ticking clock and real edge-of-your seat elements.”
New Project? Damian is listed on the Lords of Magic IMDb page as being rumored for a role in the project. The film written by Gary Van Haas and to be directed by Rob Walker concerns the story of “British Lords and their attempts to conjure spirits and summon the dead. A journey into the arcane world of ‘real magic’ when famous writers such as Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, and William Butler Yeats practiced magic in the occult as an art.” There’s a good synopsis at the Angel Motion Pictures official website. The film is listed as being in pre-production and is tentatively set to begin filming in Belgium in 2011.
Gallery Update: 2 old photoshoots of Damian have been added to the albums below.
- According to an article on the the Hamptons.com website, Man is Wolf to Man will be filming in South America this Fall.
- The Cambridge Jones’ exhibit, entitled “Talking Pictures”, is on display through Nov. 27th at the The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and features celebrities like Damian Lewis who are of Welsh descent. Click here at the New York Public Library site for more information.
From the Screen Daily:
Damian Lewis, Bob Hoskins and Perry Eggelton have started shooting Will, about an orphan’s journey across Europe to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.
The film will also include appearances by Liverpool football stars Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard.
Ellen Perry directs from her own script, which was co-written by Zack Anderson. She also produces, alongside Taha Altayli, Timothy Nicholas and Mark Cooper for Strangelove Films. Executive producers are Stewart Till, Mustafa Karahan and Stephen Moffitt. Muharrem Gulmez is co-producer.
Will is shooting on location in Liverpool, Kent, Paris and Turkey, including Istanbul’s Atatürk Olympic Stadium, and also at Elstree Studios.
Click here for the Will project page.
New project: Damian has signed on to star in the film Man Is Wolf to Man by the director and producer team, Dominic and Lee Santana!
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Damian Lewis, the redheaded star of “Life” and “Band of Brothers,” has joined the cast of another Santana project, the action-thriller “Man Is Wolf to Man.”
Inspired by true events, “Man Is Wolf to Man” is set in French Guyana in 1934. A group of foreign prisoners escape from a penal colony only to be tracked down by a ruthless bounty hunter. Finnish actress Pihla Viitala (“Bad Family”) and Germany’s Vinzenz Kiefer, who had a supporting role in “The Baader Meinhof Complex,” also star. Principle photography is also planned for fall.
More from Screen Daily:
British director and producer team, Dominic and Lee Santana have arrived in Cannes with a trio of high-profile stars attached to the next two films being produced under their UK-based Santana Brothers production banner.
Ralph Fiennes and Olga Kurylenko will star in romantic drama Coronet and Damian Lewis will star in the action thriller Man Is Wolf To Man.
“We have two films going into production this fall so things are moving incredibly fast for us right now,” said the brothers. “Casting has been our main priority over the last month and we’re very excited that Damian, Ralph and Olga are on board for their respective roles. Ralph and Olga are the perfect leads for Coronet given the on-screen chemistry they can generate to bring the story to life. Damian is a remarkably gifted actor who will command the screen in Man Is Wolf. We’re eager to get started on both films.”
Finally, some news on Will and a new project for Damian!