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John Gallagher Jr., Jesse Plemons and Zoe Kazan Added to HBO's Olive Kitteridge Cast

August 16, 2013  |  2:30pm
John Gallagher Jr., Jesse Plemons and Zoe Kazan Added to HBO's <i>Olive Kitteridge</i> Cast

Olive Kitteridge , the HBO adapation of Elizabeth Strout’s Pultizer Prize-winning book about a seemingly wholesome New England town with a history of dark, tragic secrets, just got a huge injection of young talent.

Joining confirmed actors Frances McDormand, who stars as the titular character, and Richard Jenkins, who plays her husband Henry, the cast will grow to include The Newsroom regular John Gallagher Jr., Friday Night Lights/Breaking Bad actor Jesse Plemons and Ruby Sparks star/co-writer Zoe Kazan.

According to Deadline, Gallagher will play Olive and Henry’s son Christopher, who works with his father at the family pharmacy, while Kazan and Plemons will portray Christopher’s pharmacy co-workers Denise and Jerry McCarthy, respectively.

Produced through Tom Hanks’ Playtone production company, the HBO film is set to be directed by The Kids are All Right filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko with a script by former Mad Men writer Jane Anderson.

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