Bonnie Hunt has joined the cast of Showtime’s true-life prison drama ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA.
The drama also stars Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano.
The limited series is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.
Hunt will play Catherine Leahy Scott – the New York State Inspector General who headed up the formal investigation of the escape of prison inmates Richard Matt (Del Toro) and David Sweat (Dano) from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.
The series is executive produced by Ben Stiller, who will also direct all eight installments.
Linda Ge | TV Editor