Thandie Newton Joins HBO’s ‘Westworld’

Thandie Newton HBO Westworld
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Thandie Newton has been added to the cast of “Westwood,” HBO’s one-hour drama pilot adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi film of the same name.

Newton will play the eautiful and razor-sharp Maeve Millay, who is a genius for reading people and a knack for survival. Maeve is the Westworld madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged.

She joins a cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris.

The pilot, from Bad Robot and Warner Brothers Television, was co-written by “Person of Interest” creator Jonathan Nolan and “Pushing Daisies” and “Burn Notice” scribe Lisa Joy, with Nolan set to direct. The project, set at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park, is described as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.

Newton currently stars in “Rogue” on the Audience Network, which was recently picked up for a third season.

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  1. There is no way this is just for a pilot! That cast is glorious and we are totally getting WESTWORLD next year. Can’t wait!

  2. JOE S HILL says:

    That’s was this business is all about these days-REMAKES! MGM did this 41 years ago,and American
    International released the impressive “FUTUREWORLD” in 1976,and in 1980,CBS and MGM did “BEYOND WESTWORLD”,,so why is J.J. Abrams and Warner Bros. wasting our time,and theirs,with
    yet,another mindless remake!? can’t these people create their own material,instead of trying to do something that someone already did-years ago!?

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