Actor Jimmi Simpson (House of Cards, Westworld, Black Mirror) has been cast in the new drama series The Man Who Fell to Earth. According to Deadline, Simpson will play a lead role on the show alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris.
The Man Who Fell to Earth, a Showtime program, is based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name, which was adapted for the screen in 1976 starring David Bowie. Eijofor plays an alien who comes to Earth “at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future.”
Simpson is lined up to play the CIA agent Spencer Clay, “whose obsession with the alien’s true identity drives him to the edge of madness.” Harris, meanwhile, plays a scientist and engineer.
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