Stage Star Daniel David Stewart To Join George Clooney, Kyle Chandler & Hugh Laurie In Hulu's CATCH 22
According to Deadline, eight new cast members have been announced to join the forthcoming Hulu original series CATCH-22. The new cast includes Daniel David Stewart (Spring Awakening Revival, The Band's Visit), Austin Stowell (Battle of the Sexes), Rafi Gavron (Counterpart ), Graham Patrick Martin (Major Crimes ), Pico Alexander (A Most Violent Year), Jon Rudnitsky (Saturday Night Live), Gerran Howell (Young Dracula) and Lewis Pullman (Battle of the Sexes). They join a previously announced George Clooney, Kyle Chandler and Hugh Laurie. Read more about the news from Deadline here!
Catch-22 will be executive produced by Clooney and Grant Heslov on behalf of Smokehouse Pictures, along with Richard Brown and Steve Golin on behalf of Anonymous Content. Luke Davies and David Mich'd are co-writers and executive producers for the series. Clooney will direct the series alongside Heslov. Ellen Kuras will serve as producer and direct two episodes.
Based on Joseph Heller's seminal novel of the same name, Catch-22 is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.