Two-time Academy Award® nominee JESSICA CHASTAIN (Molly Bloom) Jessica has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses of her generation. She has received numerous nominations and accolades for her work from the LA Film Critics, British Academy of Film and TV, Broadcast Film Critics, HFPA, National Board of Review, Screen Actors Guild, Film Independent and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to name a few.
Chastain can be seen in Niki Caro’s adaptation of Diane Ackerman’s novel The Zookeeper’s Wife opposite Daniel Brühl. Additionally, she can be seen in John Madden’s drama Miss Sloane opposite Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Alison Pill. She recently received a 2017 Golden Globe® Award nomination for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama” for her enthralling performance as a ruthless and highly successful political strategist.
She recently finished production for Susanna White’s period drama Woman Walks Ahead opposite Sam Rockwell. Chastain will portray Catherine Weldon, a 19th-century Brooklyn artist and activist who moved to the Standing Rock Reservation in Dakota Territory to help Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull fight to keep the land for his people. She has wrapped production for Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan alongside Natalie Portman, Kit Harington and Nicholas Hoult.
Earlier this year, Chastain starred in Universal’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War alongside Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt with Cedric Nicolas-Troyan directing. Last year, she starred in Ridley Scott’s The Martian alongside Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kate Mara. The film received a 2016 Academy Award® nomination and won the 2016 Golden Globe® Award for “Best Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical.” She also starred in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak opposite Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska.
In addition to her thriving acting career, she recently launched Freckle Films, a new production venture, and inked a first look overhead deal with Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray’s transatlantic financing production banner Maven Pictures. The two companies have already optioned two books: The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister and Camille Pagan’s novel, Life and Other Near-Death Experiences.
This success follows her riveting performance in A24's A Most Violent Year opposite Oscar Isaac, which proved successful after the film garnered acclaim from many critics including the National Board of Review Award for “Best Supporting Actress,” a Golden Globe® nomination and Film Independent Spirit Award nomination. In addition, she produced and starred as the lead in Weinstein’s indie darling The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby opposite James McAvoy, starred in Liv Ullmann’s film adaptation of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie opposite Colin Farrell, as well as Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed film Interstellar alongside Matthew McConaughey, David Oyelowo and Anne Hathaway. That same year, she was honored with the first-ever Critics' Choice “MVP Award” in recognition of the breadth of her accomplishments in 2014. She also received a 2014 MTV Movie Award nomination for “Best Scared as Sh*t Performance” from her performance in Andres Muschietti’s horror Mama.
Prior, Chastain starred as the lead in Terrence Malick’s Academy Award® nominated drama Tree of Life opposite Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, Miramax’s The Debt alongside Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, Jeff Nichol's Take Shelter opposite Michael Shannon and Weinstein’s Lawless alongside Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy. She also starred in Dreamworks’ Academy Award® nominated adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s novel The Help, which won numerous awards in 2011 including Chastain's Oscar nomination for “Best Supporting Actress,” Golden Globe® nomination, Screen Actors Guild nomination and Critics' Choice nomination. The next year, she made her theatrical debut in the revival of “The Heiress.” This was followed by a leading performance in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark 30, which earned her the 2013 Critics’ Choice Award and Golden Globe® Award for “Best Actress” in addition to an Academy Award® nomination.
as Charlie Jaffey
Golden Globe® and SAG winning actor IDRIS ELBA (Charlie Jaffey) showcases his creative versatility both on-screen in television and film as well as behind the camera as a producer and director. He is the first actor to receive dual SAG awards in one evening. He continues to captivate audiences and secure his position as the one to watch in Hollywood, with a string of well-received performances in high profile films as well as multiple critically acclaimed television series.
Prior to his big screen debut, Elba’s career skyrocketed on the small screen in some of UK’s top- rated shows including “Dangerfield,” “Bramwell” and “Ultraviolet.” In 2000, “Ultraviolet” was purchased by Fox in the United States, offering Idris a break into the American marketplace. He soon moved to New York and earned rave reviews for his portrayal of ‘Achilles’ in Sir Peter Hall’s off-Broadway production of “Troilus and Cressida.” Shortly thereafter he landed a part on the acclaimed television series “Law & Order.”
Soon after his move to the states, Elba landed the role of ‘Stringer Bell,’ the lieutenant of a Baltimore drug empire on HBO’s critically acclaimed series “The Wire.” Elba’s portrayal of the complex but deadly ‘Bell’ is arguably one of the most compelling performances in TV history. In 2005, his performance earned him an NAACP Image Award nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.”
In 2005 Elba began his film career in such projects as HBO’s “Sometimes in April” (NAACP Image Award nomination), Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (BET Award nomination), The Reaping alongside Hilary Swank, and the horror thriller 28 Weeks Later. In 2007, he starred in Ridley Scott’s Golden Globe® nominated American Gangster with Denzel Washington, Russel Crowe, Ruby Dee and Josh Brolin. The cast went on to receive a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Following, he starred in Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla with Tom Hardy, opposite Beyonce Knowles in Obsessed (NAACP Image Award Nomination), The Losers (NAACP Image Award nomination), Legacy (which he also executive produced), Ghost Rider with Nicolas Cage, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus with Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron, Thor with Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim alongside Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day and Rinko Kikuchi, No Good Deed alongside Taraji P. Henson (which he also executive produced), The Gunman with Sean Penn and Javier Bardem and 100 Streets.
In 2013, Elba starred as ‘Nelson Mandela’ in The Weinstein Company biopic Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom. His performance earned him a Golden Globe® nomination and an NAACP Image Award nomination. In 2015, Elba was seen in Beasts of No Nation, directed by Cary Fukunaga for Netflix, which earned him a SAG award, London Evening Standard award and Film Independent Spirit award, and nominations for a Golden Globe®, BAFTA, and NAACP. In 2016, Elba was seen in Star Trek Beyond, Zootopia and The Jungle Book.
Elba will next be seen in The Dark Tower, The Mountains Between Us, and Thor: Ragnarok.
Elba returned to television in 2009 when he joined the cast of NBC’s hit television show “The Office” as Michael Scott’s less than amused boss ‘Charles Minor.’ In 2010, he landed the title role of ‘John Luther’ in the BBC crime drama mini-series “Luther.” Following the first season, Elba was nominated for an Emmy® for his performance in “Luther” as well as for his guest appearance on Showtime’s “The Big C.” His performance in the first season of “Luther” earned him an NAACP Image Award, a BET Award, and a Golden Globe®. In 2012, Elba earned an Emmy® nomination for the second season of “Luther.” The third installment of the BBC mini-series aired in September 2013. His performance earned him an Emmy® and Golden Globe® nomination as well as an NAACP Image Award. In 2015, Elba reprised his role as ‘Luther’ for the two-part final installment of the series, for which he earned a Critics’ Choice Award and nominations for a Golden Globe®, SAG, NAACP and BAFTA TV award. In April 2016, Elba will be seen in the TV mini-series “Guerrilla” for Showtime.
In 2013 Elba made his directorial debut with the teleplay “The Pavement Psychologist” for Sky/Sprout Pictures as part of Sky's PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS series starring Anna Friel, which Elba also wrote. He also created, directed and starred in the music video “Lover of Light” by Mumford and Sons which has received more than 9 million You Tube views to date. In 2014, Elba starred in and produced a two-part documentary titled “King of Speed” for BBC Two and BBC America with his production company Green Door Pictures. In 2015, Elba and Green Door Pictures released the documentary Mandela, My Dad and Me, which follows Elba during the making of his album “mi Mandela.”
In winter 2015, Elba launched his clothing line Idris Elba + Superdry, which combines vintage Americana styling with Japanese inspired graphics, available in both the UK and US.
as Larry Bloom
KEVIN COSTNER began his career starring in independent films, gradually earning small parts in more established movies. His first major motion picture role was in the coming of age comedy Fandango.
Throughout his career, Costner has varied his choices with comedy, action and drama roles. He has appeared in such popular box-office hits as No Way Out, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, The Bodyguard and Wyatt Earp.
Costner’s exceptional filmmaking abilities were showcased in Dances with Wolves, which he produced, directed and starred in, and which won seven Academy Awards® including “Best Picture” and “Best Director.”
In addition to appearing in memorable roles in JFK, The Untouchables and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, he re-teamed with his Bull Durham director Ron Shelton for the hit feature Tin Cup.
Costner also starred in Thirteen Days, successfully collaborating again with his No Way Out director Roger Donaldson. His other film credits include For Love of the Game, The War, 3,000 Miles to Graceland, Dragonfly and The Postman, his second directing effort.
Costner last directed the box office hit and critically acclaimed film Open Range, which he also co-starred in alongside Robert Duvall and Annette Bening.
Costner co-starred with Joan Allen in the dramatic film Upside of Anger, opposite Jennifer Aniston in Rumor Has It directed by Rob Reiner for Warner Brothers, portrayed a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Touchstone Pictures’ action drama The Guardian, and starred in the thriller Mr. Brooks, as well as in Touchstone Pictures’ political comedy Swing Vote. Costner also starred in the History Channel’s record-setting mini-series “The Hatfields & McCoys: An American Vendetta” in which he portrayed Devil ‘Anse Hatfield,’ the patriarch of the famed clan, opposite Bill Paxton. He also served as a producer of the series, which received sixteen Emmy® Award nominations, winning Costner the Emmy® for “Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie.” He also received the Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance.
Most recently Costner portrayed the superhero’s father ‘Jonathan Kent’ in Warner Brothers Superman: Man of Steel. He co-starred with Chris Pine in Jack Ryan, Paramount Pictures’ revival of the Tom Clancy franchise. He appeared in the spy thriller Three Days to Kill for Relativity Media, as well as the football inspired Draft Day, directed by Ivan Reitman, and the track team drama McFarland for Disney. He produced and co-starred with Octavia Spencer in the drama Black & White. He co-starred with Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones and Ryan Reynolds in Criminal. And he co-starred with Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae in Hidden Figures, which received a Screen Actors Guild Award for “Best Ensemble.”
Costner also produced and co-authored the New York Times bestselling adventure novel The Explorers Guild.
Costner is currently in production on the 10-episode television series “Yellowstone” for Paramount Television.
When Costner is not working on films, he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar in his band, Modern West, and can be seen playing venues across the country. The band recently recorded a collection of songs from and inspired by “The Hatfields & McCoys.” Featuring the song "These Hills," the album is entitled Famous for Killing Each Other. The band’s song "The Angels Came Down," from their album Turn It On, was recently adopted by the Gold Star Moms and Gold Star Wives organizations, which support the mothers, wives and families of fallen soldiers.
as Player X
MICHAEL CERA’S work includes the role of ‘George-Michael Bluth’ in the Emmy® Award winning Fox series “Arrested Development,” as well as lead roles in the feature blockbusters Superbad and Juno. Other film roles include Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Youth in Revolt, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and comedy hit This is the End. Most recently, Cera can be heard in animated blockbusters Sausage Party and Lego Batman.
Cera made his Broadway debut in Kenneth Lonergan’s award-winning play This is Our Youth following a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater.
as Dean Keith
JEREMY STRONG has worked with many of the greatest filmmakers, actors and writers at the highest level of film and theater. His body of work is a collection of indelible, unrecognizedroles.
Most recently, Strong was seen in this summer’s Detroit, a compelling story about the largest race riots inUnited Sates history, directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Furthermore, he was also seen in the Paramount/Plan B feature The Big Short directed by Adam McKay, starring alongside Brad Pitt, Christian Bale,Ryan Gosling, and Steve Carell.
Strong starred opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in the Warner Bros’ feature film The Judge directed by David Dobkin, in the Oscar-nominated civil rights drama Selma directed by Ava DuVernay, and in Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind opposite Richard Gere.
Other recent works include the 11 Oscar-nominated film Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg, in which Strong co-starred alongside Daniel Day Lewis as the President’s secretary ‘John Nicolay’ (Dreamworks) and the 5 Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Sony). He played ‘Lee Harvey Oswald’ in Peter Landesman’s acclaimed Kennedy assassination drama Parkland (Playtone). He co-starred in Oscar-winning writer/director Frank Darabont’s TNT
series “Mob City.” He appeared in Oren Moverman’s The Messenger, M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, had the leading role in Humboldt County and has co-starred in numerous independent films at Sundance.
Upcoming, Strong will star in HBO’s TV movie, “Succession,” and director Steven Knight’s thriller Serenity.
Strong made his Broadway debut opposite Oscar nominee and Tony winner Frank Langella in “A Man for All Seasons” (Rounabout) directed by the renowned Doug Hughes. He most recently starred to rave reviews in Amy Herog’s “The Great God Pan” (Playwrights Horizons) and in Richard Nelson’s world premiere translation of Turgenev’s “A Month in the Country” (Williamstown). He also played the title role in Sam Golds production of “The Coward” (Lincoln Center). Other theater works includes leading roles in Adam Rapp’s acclaimed “Hallway Trilogy” (Rattlestick), Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck’s play “Our House) (Playwrights Horizons), and in David Ive’s “New Jerusalem” (CSC). He appeared in Richard Nelson’s “Conversations in Tusculum” (The Public) opposite Favid Strathairn, in Oscar and Pulitzer prize winning Joh Patrick Shanley’s “Defiance” (MTC), and “Franks Home” (Playwrights Horizons) directed by Tony Award winner Robert Falls. Strong has been hailed as “The Excellent Jeremy Strong” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times.
Strong has been a recipient of the prestigious Lincoln Center Theater Annenberg Fellowship for “an artist of extraordinary talent.” He trained at Yale, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater Company.
Strong currently resides in Los Angeles.
as Douglas Downey
CHRIS O’DOWD is a Tony Award nominated actor who has built an international reputation as a versatile film and television actor.
O’Dowd currently stars opposite Ray Romano in the new EPIX series “Get Shorty,” based on Elmore Leonard’s novel of the same name. His character, Miles Daly, tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind and win back his recently-estranged family. The series premiered on EPIX on August 13, 2017 to critical acclaim.
He is also starring in Jim Stouse’s Netflix film, The Incredible Jessica James opposite Jessica Williams, in which he plays Boone, a heartbroken divorcé who unexpectedly bonds with Jessica James.
Next, O’Dowd will star in Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent opposite Saoirse Ronan, which will premiere at the 2017 London Film Festival and be released on September 22, 2017 and Julius Onah’s Cloverfield Movie, produced by J.J. Abrams and set to release in 2018. Additionally, he is currently in production on Jesse Peretz’s Juliet Naked starring opposite Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke.
O’Dowd is well known for his starring role in Bridesmaids opposite Kristen Wiig. For his role in the film, Chris was nominated for a BAFTA “Rising Star Award,” a Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture,” and won the Irish Film and Television Award for “Best Supporting Actor – Film.” Bridesmaids, directed by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow,received two Oscar nominations, a Golden Globe® Award nomination for “Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical,” and was recognized by AFI as “Movie of the Year.” The film also won a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for “Best Comedy Movie,” a People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Comedy Movie,” and was recognized by individual critics’ groups throughout the country for “Best Acting Ensemble.” Bridesmaids was a box office success making almost $300 million worldwide.
O’Dowd’s other feature film credits include: Wayne Blair’s The Sapphires which broke Australian box office records and garnered Chris the AACTA Award for “Best Lead Actor;” Russell Harbaugh’s Love After Love; Christopher Guest’s Netflix mockumentary Mascots; Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children; Stephen Frear’s The Program; Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent with Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy; James Griffiths’ Cuban Fury; John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary; Marvel Production’s Thor: The Dark World; Judd Apatow’s This is 40 with Paul Rudd; Jennifer Westfelt’s Friends with Kids with John Hamm and Kristen Wiig; Jay Roach’s Dinner for Schmucks with Paul Rudd and Steve Carrell; Rob Letterman’s Gulliver’s Travels; Richard Curtis’ Fox, The Boat that Rocked opposite Phillip Seymour Hoffman; and Gareth Carrivick’s Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel. He also starred in Festival which was nominated for two BAFTA Awards including “Best British Film” and won him a BAFTA Scotland Award for “Best Actor in a Scottish Film.” Additionally, he lent his voice to Chris Wedge’s animated blockbuster Epic alongside Beyonce, Amanda Seyfried and Jason Sudeikis.
On television, Chris is well known for his role in the cult comedy series “The It Crowd,” Lena Dunham’s “Girls” (HBO), Christopher Guest’s “Family Tree” (HBO), “Crimson Petal and the White” (BBC) and “Moone Boy (Sky One, Hulu). O’Dowd wrote, directed, and starred in “Moone Boy” which is a semiautobiographical comedy based on Chris’ Irish childhood in 1990s Boyle. He played the imaginary friend of young boy Martin Moone and the show won an Emmy® Award for “Best Comedy” in 2013, was nominated for “Best New Comedy Programme” at The British Comedy Awards, and won the IFTA for “Best Entertainment Programme” in the same year. In 2014, “Moone Boy” won the British Comedy Award for “Best Sitcom,” earned the IFTA for the second consecutive year, and received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2015 for “Best Sitcom Comedy.”
On stage, Chris’ performance as Lennie in John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” starring opposite James Franco, earned him a Tony nomination for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role,” a Drama Desk Nomination for “Outstanding Actor in a Play and Theatre,” and a World Award for “Outstanding Broadway Debut Performance.” Prior to “Of Mice and Men,” he starred in Anna Mackmin’s “Under the Blue Sky” in 2008 opposite Catherine Tate and Francesa Anis at the Duke of York Theatre in the West End.
Chris is from Roscommon, Ireland. He studied politics at Dublin University before training at LAMDA.
as Harlan Eustice
BILL CAMP is best known for his Emmy® Award nominated performance “Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series” in HBO's critically acclaimed limited series “The Night Of,” starring alongside John Turturro and Riz Ahmed directed by Steve Zaillian and written by Richard Price.
Camp is currently filming the “The Looming Tower,” where he will portray FBI veteran Robert Chesney. The upcoming Hulu series in the based-on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that chronicles the events that led to the September 11 terrorist attacks. He recently shot the Francis Lawrence-directed spy thriller Marble, based on Jason Matthew’s espionage novel. This film also marks his second time working with Steve Zaillian, who is attached as a producer on the Fox feature. Additionally, Camp filmed The Land of Steady Habits both written and directed by Nicole Holofcener with Anthony Bregman of Likely Story producing. Bill also co-starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan in Wildlife, Paul Dano’s directorial debut. Other upcoming films include The Killing of a Sacred Deer directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Woman Walks Ahead directed by Susanna White, and Scott Cooper’s latest feature, Hostiles. This will be his second time working with Cooper, as the duo previously collaborated on Black Mass.
Last year, Camp held key roles in Midnight Special and Loving (both from writer-director Jeff Nichols) as well as Jason Bourne directed by Paul Greengrass. He has also appeared in Gold for director Stephen Gaghan, Aloha for director Cameron Crowe, Birdman (Academy Award® Winner, “Best Picture”) for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave, Lincoln, Compliance, Lawless, Tamara Drewe and Public Enemies.
On the small screen, he has played recurring roles on “The Leftovers,” “Manhattan,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Damages.” A veteran of the stage, Camp received a Tony Award nomination for his performance as Reverend John Hale in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” directed by Ivo Van Hove and produced by Scott Rudin. He is an alumnus of The Juilliard School and recipient of several awards and honors, including the Obie, Elliot Norton, Drama Desk, and Boston Critics Association.
BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES
BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES was awarded the 2016 SAG Award, Critics Choice Award, Gotham Award and the Independent Spirit’s Robert Altman Award for “Best Ensemble,” for his portrayal of ‘Matt Carroll’ in the 2016 “Best Picture” Oscar®-winning film Spotlight starring opposite Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams.
James is a celebrated stage actor who has received three Tony nominations for his work on Broadway in the hit musical “Something Rotten,” “Shrek the Musical,” and “Sweet Smell of Success.” In 2015, he originated the role of King George in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” off-Broadway and was honoredto reprise it on Broadway this summer.
His upcoming film projects include: Mark Felt: The Man Who Took Down The White House, with Liam Neeson (September); Stephen King’s 1922, directed by Zak Hilditch; Song of Back and Neck, directed by Paul Lieberstein; Theresa Rebeck’s Trouble, starring Anjelica Huston; and Danny Strong’s JD Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye, starring Nicholas Hoult and Kevin Spacey opening in October.
On television, James co-stars as ‘Henry Baker’ in the hit Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and appears as Harvard Professor ‘Henry Murray,’ Discovery Channel’s “Manhunt: Unibomber.” Other credits include“The Big C,” and “Smash.”
As a concert artist, James has performed worldwide at venues that included The White House, Madison Square Garden, and Carnegie Hall.