An upcoming miniseries based on a popular novel is slated to premiere on Apple TV+ in July. Titled Black birdThis miniseries is based on the autobiographical novel In With The Devil: A Fallen Hero, A Serial Killer, and A dangerous bargain for salvation, which was written by James Keene. The television adaptation of the novel was written by Dennis Lehane, best known for his work on the Oscar-winning film mystical flow, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Islandand live by night. The Apple TV+ press release details the plot of Black bird as follows: “Inspired by actual events, when high school football hero and decorated cop son Jimmy Keene is sentenced to 10 years in minimum security prison, he has the choice of his life – go to a maximum security prison for the criminally insane and befriend the suspect Serial killer Larry Hall, or stay where he is and serve his full sentence with no possibility of parole. Keene quickly realizes his only recourse is to force a confession and find out where the bodies of several young girls are buried before Hall’s appeal goes through. But is this alleged killer telling the truth? Or is it just another serial liar story? This dramatic and compelling story subverts the crime genre by enlisting the help of the people behind bars to solve their mysteries.” Black bird promises an impressive roster of cast members ready to bring the show to life. If you’re interested in learning more about the actors featured in this miniseries, look no further. Here are the cast of the upcoming Apple TV+ miniseries Black bird.
Taron Egerton stars Black bird as James Keene. The award-winning actor received a Golden Globe Award as well as two Grammy Award nominations and two British Academy Film Awards nominations. Egeton is best known for his role as Gary “Eggsy” Unwin in the widely popular action comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service as well as its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. In 2019, he received critical acclaim for portraying legendary performer Elton John in his biopic titled rocket Man. Egerton has also lent his voice to popular children’s cartoons To sing and singing 2. He is set to appear in an upcoming biographical film tetris, where he plays game designer Henk Rogers. While Egerton is more popularly known for his film roles, he has maintained an impressive small screen resume. He has since passed on his TV debut as Liam Jay Lewis In 2012, he has since appeared on shows like The Smoke, Watership Down, Moominvale, and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
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Paul Walter Hauser plays the leading role Black bird as Larry Hall. The actor and comedian had worked in supporting roles for many years but finally found his breakthrough role in the critically acclaimed Clint Eastwood film Richard Jewel, playing the title character. Hauser has appeared in films such as Cruella, Me, Tonya, Late Night, BlacKkKlansman, and Because 5 blood. He has also worked on TV shows including Cobra Kai and kingdom. Hauser’s recent film work includes Silk Road, Queenpinsand an upcoming drama titled Delia is gone which is currently in post-production. His most recent appearances include on television Reno 911!, calls, and I think you should go with Tim Robinson. In conversation with discuss movie, Hauser was asked about his process in choosing projects to be in, to which he replied, “Yes, for me, choosing a role is always about the script, the cast and the director… and the money. This is how I choose roles. Sometimes I’ll do something for five dollars, and sometimes you’ll do something for a lot of money. You have to balance that, it’s tough. But luckily I have a lot of good people to work with. I think the last few people I faced were Vince Vaughn queenpinsTaron Edgerton on this new show I’m doing at Apple, and before that I worked with Marissa Tomei on this movie called Delia is gone. So when I look at guys like Vince and Marissa and Taron, it’s like they’re some of the best actors working today. And that’s really important, that I can sharpen my tools as an actor by playing against people who are really talented and sharp themselves.”
Ray Liotta plays James “Big Jim” Keene Black bird. The veteran actor has made a career out of playing vicious villains or gross-out characters in films and TV shows. He has appeared in films such as field of dreams, goodfellas, and Unforgettable. The actor’s recent films include Marriage Story, Hubie Halloween, No Sudden Movement, and The Many Saints of NewarkHe has four upcoming films: Cocaine Bear, Broken Soldier, El Tonto, and The substance, all are currently being filmed or in post-production. He worked on it on TV Texas rises and shades of blueas well as guest appearances Modern family, unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Young Sheldon. Liotta also has an impressive video game resume. He is best known for providing voice for the character Tommy Vercetti Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Greg Kinnear plays Brian Miller in the upcoming Apple TV+ series Black bird. The actor has appeared in some of the most popular films of the ’90s and early 2000s, including Sabrina You Got Mail Sister Betty Someone Like You We Were Soldiers Auto Focus Stuck On You Robot Little Miss Sunshine and Green Zone. More recently, Kinnear has lent his talent to films such as Strange But True, Phil, The Red Sea Diving Resort, Misconduct, and Crisis. On television, Kinnear appeared in Twilight Zone, house of cards, and the booth. Kinnear is currently starring Glowing Valley alongside Courteney Cox and Mira Sorvino. He also made his Broadway debut in 2022, starring in the stage production of Killing a mockingbird at the Shubert Theater.
Sepideh Moafi plays Lauren McCauley Black bird. Relatively unknown compared to her peers, Moafi has actually been involved in some notable projects in recent years. She played roles in The two, the L word: Generation Q, and The murder of two lovers.