Cory Michael Smith to Star in HBO Miniseries, Indie Film
Broadway's Cory Michael Smith will have a full plate in the next several months, with both TV and film projects on the horizon.
Deadline reports that the 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' star has joined the cast of HBO's Olive Kitteridge miniseries, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Elizabeth Strout. The project will be directed by Lisa Cholodenk and executive produced by Frances McDormand, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.
McDormand will star in the lead role as "a wickedly witty but outwardly harsh woman observing affairs, crime, and tragedy in her small New England town." Smith will portray Kevin Coulson, described as "an ex-student of Olive's who returns home." Production is scheduled to get underway this September.
The actor is currently filming Peter Sattler's upcoming indie film Camp X-Ray. Kristen Stewart takes on the lead role of a "young soldier assigned to Guantanamo. Smith will portray "a fellow soldier also stationed at Gitmo."
Smith made his Broadway debut as 'Fred' in Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg's Breakfast at Tiffany's which opened at the Cort Theatre on March 20. The stage adaption of Truman Capote's classic novella also starred Emilia Clarke (HBO's "Game of Thrones") in the iconic role of 'Holly Golightly,' and George Wendt as 'Joe Bell.'
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