Moby Dick Rounds Out Cast With Trio
TeleMunchen Group added a trio of new talent to its $25.5 million telepic of Moby Dick, Variety reports. Charlie Cox, Donald Sutherland and Gillian Anderson have all signed on with the project where they will be joined by William Hurt and Ethan Hawke.
Cox, who played a lead character in Stardust and will be seen next in I Was Bono's Doppelganger, stars at Ishmael, a new crewman on the final voyage of the ill-fated vessel and the narrator of the tale.
Anderson will play Ahab's wife, Elizabeth, while Sutherland will star as Father Mapple. Hurt, who along with Hawke was already signed on to the project, will star as Captain Ahab and Hawke will play Starbuck, the first officer of the whaling ship Pequod.
Filming for Moby Dick began in Lunenberg, near Halifax, Canada, in mid-September, and will continue soon in Malta.