'Deadwood' heavy cast in WB drama

Warner Bros. has cast Ian McShane (“Deadwood”) in its drama “We Are Marshall,” joining Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox and David Strathairn.

“Marshall,” directed by McG and in production in West Virginia, centers on a small town’s efforts to rebuild after the 1970 plane crash that killed nearly the entire football team and coaching staff of Marshall U.

McShane will portray a steel mill exec who deals with losing a son in the crash while serving as an influential university board member constantly challenging attempts to resurrect the football program.

Studio plans to release “We Are Marshall” on Dec. 8.

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