Corey Stoll Infected by 'The Strain'

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April 25th, 2013

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via press release:

COREY STOLL INFECTED BY THE STRAIN

 

House of Cards star Cast in FX Pilot from Guillermo del Toro

 

Del Torro and Chuck Hogan Will Co-Write and Executive Produce Pilot Script

with del Torro Set to Direct

 

Emmy® Award-Winning Writer/Producer Carlton Cuse Also Serves as Executive Producer

 

Production on Pilot to Begin in September 2013

Los Angeles, April 18, 2013 – FX has cast House of Cards star Corey Stoll in the lead role in its drama pilot The Strain, based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy from Academy Award®-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and Author Chuck Hogan.

 

Del Toro and Hogan will co-write the pilot script, with del Toro attached to direct.   Award-Winning Writer and Producer Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) will be an Executive Producer and oversee the series with Del Toro. He will serve as Showrunner as the pilot goes to series.  Hogan and Gary Ungar will also serve as Executive Producers.  FX Productions will produce.

 

The Strain is a one-hour high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City.  He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.  As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

 

"To me, having the right lead for The Strain series was perhaps the most important creative task,” said del Toro.  “To be able to secure the perfect actor in Corey Stoll sets the project on the right track.  To embody a character like Ephraim Goodweather – who transitions through every emotion and situation imaginable, and which anchors the narrative of the series – requires amazing talent and craft.  Corey has both in spades as he has demonstrated it over and over again."

 

Stoll has had a big year with a breakout role in the Netflix series House of Cards and the Sundance Film Festival entry, David Sedaris’ adaptation of COG. Stoll was recently cast in the feature films This is Where I Leave You, where he will portray the brother of Jason Bateman's character and The Good Lie, which chronicles a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. He just wrapped the indie film The Glass Chin. Reps are UTA and Suskin Management

 

 
  • MichaelChickless

    Is it from Andromeda?

  • Joe Bua

    Please please don’t put some stupid wig on Corey Stoll, producers. Please.

  • richard

    I have never seen House of Cards. I do recognize this guy from Law & Order: Los Angeles though.

  • Simon Jester

    @richard – You might have also seen him in MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, where he nearly stole the whole damn movie as Earnest Hemingway.

  • cimmer

    I’m bored with vamps but I’m always up for a good pandemic and I liked the graphic novel and it’s on FX so cool.

  • John A

    This sounds not bad. Hope it gets to Series.

  • Densino

    The books were great ecxept for the ridiculous stupid ending that might aswell of ruined the whole trilogy for me.
    worst ending ever

  • Annonimous

    Go Corey !

  • Andrew

    He had a small role in the Angelina Jolie film, SALT, towards the end of the film where he blows himself up to get a masquerading as a man Angelina into the White House.

  • AprilFox

    He was awesome in “House of Cards”, who else is in the cast. William Fichtner could be an older brother :).

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