‘Battle Creek’ Actor Josh Duhamel Joins James Franco’s Hulu Drama Thriller ’11/23/63′
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“11/23/63,” the miniseries from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King has just added Josh Duhamel in its cast.
The “Battle Creek” actor will join lead star James Franco in the thriller, which is based off King’s best-selling novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The story features a high school teacher who goes back in time in order to prevent the killing of President John F. Kennedy. However, his character comes across Lee Harvey Oswald, which will be played by Daniel Webber, and his plan goes awry.
“I’d like to tell a time-travel story where this guy finds a diner that connects to 1958… you always go back to the same day. So one day he goes back and just stays. Leaves his 2007 life behind. His goal? To get up to November 22, 1963, and stop Lee Harvey Oswald. He does, and he’s convinced he’s just FIXED THE WORLD. But when he goes back to ’07, the world’s a nuclear slag-heap. Not good to fool with Father Time. So then he has to go back again and stop himself….. only he’s taken on a fatal dose of radiation, so it’s a race against time,” said King back when the book was first released, according to The Guardian.
Duhamel is set to play the role of Frank Dunning, a father who works as a butcher and is quite the ladies man. But he also has a dark side to him.
The actor joins a cast that, aside from Franco and Webber, also stars Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones, George MacKay, Lucy Fry and T.R. Knight. Bridget Carpenter will write the script for the show.
“11/23/63” will be streamed on Hulu as a nine-hour event series.