When we talked about James Gunn‘s The Belko Experiment yesterday, we mentioned that when we know any more casting news, you’ll know. Well, we know.
Deadline is reporting that Tony Goldwyn of Scandal fame will be joining the horror thriller. This comes right after the news that John Gallagher Jr from The Newsroom will be starring as an employee of the Belko Company. Goldwyn himself will be playing the company’s COO, who presumably plays a role in sealing the employees in the building and informing them that they will kill each other or be killed. Goldwyn is a stellar choice, as something about him exudes morally ambiguous and he’ll comfortably fit into the role of brutally uncompromising COO… Unless he doesn’t star the experiment, in which case forget everything I just said.
A table read has already been carried out which means the cast has most likely already been confirmed.
Gunn has promised that more news will be coming tomorrow, so we’ll most likely be learning more about the employees of Belko. Maybe Ed Harris as a curmudgeonly HR manager? No you’re right, probably not.
So, a couple of updates on James Gunn‘s upcoming passion project The Belco Experiment. First off, the name has changed to The Belko Experiment, following some fiddly legal issues. Second, a cast member has been announced.
Empire is reporting that John Gallagher Jr has been cast in the horror thriller. You may remember Gallagher from Short Term 12 or Aaron Sorkin‘s The Newsroom. He will be playing one of the main characters in the project, which sees the employees of the Belko Company get sealed inside and told that they have to kill or be killed.
There’s going to be a strong sense of character exploration in this film, with desperation bringing everyone’s true character to light. What kind of person will Gallagher be revealed to be?
Back in reality, Gunn auditioned Gallagher for a different role that didn’t work out. But the actor stuck in Gunn’s mind and here he is in Belko. According to Gunn a table read has already been done with the cast members, so we should be getting some more cast news very soon. As soon as we know, you’ll know.
Who else would you like to see trapped in Belko?