facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Martin Freeman cast as lead in 'Fargo' TV series

Oct. 1, 2013 at 5:41 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- British actor Martin Freeman is to star in FX's small-screen adaptation of the 1996 film "Fargo," The Hollywood Reporter said.

Freeman is best known for his work on the British TV shows "The Office" and "Sherlock," as well as in the films "Love Actually" and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

He will play the Lester Nygaard, a Minnesota salesman with financial woes, in the the 10-episode limited "Fargo" series. William H. Macy played the role in Joel and Ethan Coen's Oscar-nominated film.

Billy Bob Thornton is to co-star on the show as Lorne Malvo, a mysterious drifter who sets Lester on a path of destruction, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

Production is to begin this month in Calgary, Canada, for a spring premiere.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Dakota Fanning is 'super happy' with boyfriend Jamie Strachan Dakota Fanning is 'super happy' with boyfriend Jamie Strachan
2
Mary-Louise Parker to release memoir 'Dear Mr. You' Mary-Louise Parker to release memoir 'Dear Mr. You'
3
Model/actress claims she would be more successful if she did not resemble 'talentless' Kim Kardashian Model/actress claims she would be more successful if she did not resemble 'talentless' Kim Kardashian
4
Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vargara join Channing Tatum for double date Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vargara join Channing Tatum for double date
5
Behati Prinsloo stars in Maroon 5's video for 'Animals' Behati Prinsloo stars in Maroon 5's video for 'Animals'
Trending News
x
Feedback