GASLIT: Starz Drama Adds Chris Messina, Allison Tolman, J.C. MacKenzie, and More - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

GASLIT: Starz Drama Adds Chris Messina, Allison Tolman, J.C. MacKenzie, and More

July 1, 2021 by  

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Starz’ GASLIT has added a quintet to its cast: Chris Messina, Allison Tolman, J.C. MacKenzie, Hamish Linklater, and Chris Bauer have joined the show.

In the series, “the story will center on Martha Mitchell, played by Julia Roberts. A big personality with an even bigger mouth, Martha is a celebrity Arkansan socialite and wife to Nixon’s loyal Attorney General, John Mitchell, played by Sean Penn. Despite her party affiliation, she’s the first person to publicly sound the alarm on Nixon’s involvement in Watergate, causing both the Presidency and her personal life to unravel. As Attorney General, Mitchell is Nixon’s most trusted advisor and best friend. Temperamental, foulmouthed and ruthless – yet hopelessly in love with his famously outspoken wife – he’ll be forced to choose between Martha and the President.”

Here’s who Starz says the new additions will be playing…

“Allison Tolman will play “Winnie McLendon,” the DC journalist who would ultimately become Martha Mitchell’s biographer. An intrepid young journalist trapped in the “pink ghetto” of society stories, Winnie first sees Martha Mitchell as just another puff piece in Ladies Home Journal but ends up embroiled in the heart of the Watergate scandal.
J.C. MacKenzie will play “Howard Hunt,” a former CIA agent who once collaborated with G. Gordon Liddy in Nixon’s “Plumbers” unit and helps him execute the bungled Watergate break-in. 
Chris Bauer will play “James McCord,” a former CIA operative who serves as the head of the security team for John and Martha Mitchell. On orders from his boss, McCord becomes one of the Watergate burglars and forms an unlikely connection with Martha Mitchell, who recognizes him after he’s arrested.
Hamish Linklater will play “Jeb Magruder,” a high-level bureaucrat behind Watergate and John Mitchell’s right-hand man. Jeb ultimately goes to jail for his involvement in the bungled burglary, but not before his testimony makes headlines.
Chris Messina will play “Agent Angelo Lano,” an FBI Agent tasked with the Watergate break-in who, with his partner Paul Magallanes, finds himself stymied at every turn by leaks in his own agency.”

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