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THE ALIENIST: Sean Astin Cast As Theodore Roosevelt [TNT]

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Sean Astin To Play Theodore Roosevelt In The Alienist

Lord of the Rings actor Sean Astin has been selected to portray Theodore Roosevelt in TNT‘s planned crime drama The Alienist.

Appearing in all three installments of the fantasy film trilogy, Astin portrayed Samwise Gamgee, the long-suffering friend and sidekick of series lead Elijah Wood‘s Bilbo Baggins. Since then, he has turned up in a number of noteworthy roles on TV shows and animated series’. He lent his voice as Special Agent Oso on Disney‘s show of the same name and as Raphael on Nickelodeon‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Right now, he can be seen on The Strain where he plays regular Jim Kent.

Set to play the 26th president of the United States on the upcoming series, the actor joins a cast that includes Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning in leading roles.

Comingsoon.net, the source of this story, shares the following information about the program’s cast:

Additional series regulars include Robert Wisdom (The Wire) as Cyrus, Kreizler’s valet, a man with a dark past who has been reformed by Kreizler; Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World) as Mary, Kreizler’s mute maid with whom he shares a special unspoken connection; Matt Lintz (Pixels) as Stevie, a tough, young boy employed by Dr. Kreizler as a driver and errand boy; and Matthew Shear (Mistress America) and Douglas Smith (Miss Sloane) as Lucius and Marcus Isaacson, twin brothers who help unravel the disturbing mystery.

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