October 03, 2013 9:30am PT by Philiana Ng
HBO's David Milch Pilot 'The Money' Adds 'Boardwalk Empire' Alum
HBO's The Money pilot from David Milch has added key members of the Castman family.
Boardwalk Empire's Patrick Kennedy, Hell on Wheels' Dominique McElligott and Planes, Trains & Automobiles' Laila Robins have joined the cast of the drama project, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Money revolves around James Castman (Brendan Gleeson), a media mogul who wields his power and influence to expand his empire and control his family. Nathan Lane plays Gordon, a reporter for VistaCorp's New York Herald who is desperate to garner evidence for a hot story. Homeland's David Harewood is also part of the cast, playing Kurt Corbitt, the CEO of the parent company to Castman's holdings.
Kennedy will portray John Castman, ethically strong and married with three young children. He is James' dutiful son and a key lieutenant in his father's empire.
Robins has been cast as Ruth Castman, James' wife and mother of his three grown children, Katherine, John and Greg.
McElligott has landed the role of Katherine Castman, the beloved daughter of James and Ruth.
Milch penned the pilot and will executive produce alongside Art Linson and John Linson. Frank Rich also executive produces. Justin Chadwick will direct.
Robins, whose TV credits include Bored to Death and In Treatment, is repped by Paradigm. Kennedy, a British actor who next appears in Downton Abbey and counts Parade's End and Bleak House as credits, is repped by Curtis Brown Group and Brillstein Entertainment. McElligott, who starred as Lily Bell in AMC's Hell on Wheels, is repped by CAA and U.K.'s United Agents.