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Aaron Eckhart Joins Matthew Weiner's Amazon Series
Aaron Eckhart is headed to television.
The Dark Knight actor has been cast as a guest star in Matthew Weiner’s Amazon anthology series The Romanoffs, which features stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Eckhart will join the previously announced cast, which includes Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Amanda Peet (Togetherness), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Marthe Keller (Marathon Man) and Mad Men alums Christina Hendricks and John Slattery.
Co-produced by Weinstein Television, The Romanoffs is an hourlong contemporary anthology set around the globe that is being written, directed and executive produced by Mad Men creator Weiner.
Eckhart first garnered attention as the love interest of Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich, but it was his portrayal of a love-scorned man in Neil LaBute’s controversial film In the Company of Men that drew him critical praise. He was nominated for a Golden Globe and won and Independent Spirit Award for his starring role in Jason Reitman’s directorial debut Thank You for Smoking. Other film credits include The Rum Diary, The Pledge, Any Given Sunday, Olympus Has Fallen and its sequel London Has Fallen. He was most recently seen opposite Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood’s Sully and in Bleed for This with Miles Teller.
Eckhart is repped by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein.