The Good Wife is adding another key player for season five.Weeds alum Hunter Parrish has joined CBS’ critically acclaimed legal drama in the current season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Set to appear in the seventh episode, titled “The Next Week,” which airs Nov. 10, Parrish will play Jeffrey Grant, described as “an enthusiastic college student looking to experience everything life has to offer, until he’s caught in a Kafkaesque DNA trip, accused of murdering a female classmate he swears he’s never met.”
Repped by UTA and Management 360, Parrish starred as Silas Botwin for eight seasons on Showtime’s Weeds and headlined Broadway’s Spring Awakening and Godspell. He also starred in features It’s Complicated and Paper Man.
The Good Wife airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on CBS.
The actor has also starred in several Broadway shows and appeared in a slew of films.
Weeds star Hunter Parrish has signed with UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.Parrish was 18 when he began playing Silas Botwin, the oldest son of Mary-Louise Parker‘s pot-dealing single mom in the Showtime dramedy. The series ran for eight seasons and ended in September 2012.
In the interim, Parrish starred in two Broadway musicals, replacing Jonathan Groff as Melchior in Spring Awakening and then portraying Jesus in Godspell. He has also appeared in several films, including It’s Complicated, where he played the son of Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin, and Paper Man, where he romanced Emma Stone.
Parrish continues to be repped by Management 360 and Schreck Rose.
I’ve added 9 HQ photos of Hunter attending last night’s Inaugural Hope North Gala! Also attending was his Weeds co-star, Mary-Louise Parker.
Edit: Thanks to Marica, another 15 HQ photos have been added!
CharityBuzz is running an auction where the lucky winner gets to have lunch with Hunter! Check it out here
Better late than never! I’ve added 3 HQ photos of Hunter at the August 15 after party for Soul Doctor
Parker seemed just as eager for Hunter to do big things as we are. She had just spoken to him two days before she sat down with VH1.
“He was going to be doing something that fell through, so I’m not sure what he’s doing now,” she told us. “I think people have no idea how talented he is. His talent is bottomless to me. I saw it in ways that a lot of people didn’t, because he wasn’t always showcased very much, but he’s incredibly talented. Beautiful voice, incredible singer. He’s awesome.”
I’ve added over 50 missing HQ photos to the gallery! They’re mostly from late 2011-early 2012.
All is still very quiet regarding Hunter, but thanks to the super-talented Nicole the site now has gorgeous new matching themes!
Just a note that this site is not abandoned! Hunter isn’t too busy right now, but the moment he gets busy again, HPD will be updated!
“Transformers” is moving on with a brand new cast of characters, but of course we need new incarnations of the archetypes that worked in the first trilogy. Michael Bay is on board to direct “Transformers 4″ and Mark Wahlberg has taken on the male lead role as a dad with a teenage daughter, but now comes time to cast that teenage daughter and her racecar driver boyfriend, who will be taking over for the roles that launched the careers of Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. Testing for these roles will take place this week, with actors being told they will be signed to three-picture deals and they need to be available for an April-November shoot. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the actors testing should be familiar to U&C readers.
For the role of Wahlberg’s daughter, Abbie Cornish’s younger sister Isabelle Cornish will be among those testing. The 17 year old only began following in her older sister’s footsteps this year by signing with major US talent agency United and is in now making the transition from Australian acting jobs – including a stint on famed talent exporter “Home and Away” – for Hollywood ones. Slightly more experienced American actress Nicola Peltz, who’s probably most known for her role in “The Last Airbender”, will also be testing for the role of the daughter. Peltz also has a role in new “Psycho” TV series “Bates Motel.”
UPDATED: Two more names vying for the daughter role are Gabriella Wilde, who starred in the latest “The Three Musketeers” adaptation opposite Logan Lerman, and recently wrapped up shooting on Kimberly Pierce’s “Carrie” remake starring Chloe Moretz; and Margaret Qualley, daughter of Andie McDowell. No word on if she has any acting experience, though she has modeled.
The role of the race car driving boyfriend is casting a slightly bigger net, with five actors currently lining up to read. Hunter Parrish of TV’s “Weeds” fame, was part of another high profile shortlist for the role of Peeta in “The Hunger Games.”Luke Grimes, last seen on the big screen opposite Liam Neeson in “Taken 2″, has been on the brink of these tentpole roles for a while, the last being Roland Emmerich’s now dead sci-fi epic “Singularity.”Landon Liboiron played that really annoying teenage kid on Fox’s short-lived dinosaur series “Terra Nova”, so we’re kinda biased against this possibility, ahem. And lastly, Brenton Thwaites and Jack Reynor should be very familiar to everyone. Yes, they are also up for the male lead role of Four in YA adaptation of “Divergent” opposite Shailene Woodley. It will be interesting to see what happens if both franchises want the same up and comer.