J.J. Abrams & Stephen King Tap Melanie Lynskey to Star in “Castle Rock”


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Togetherness star has been cast as the female lead opposite Andre Holland in J.J. Abrams and Stephen King’s upcoming Hulu drama . The series also stars Sissy Spacek and Jane Levy.

The project is set in a fictional Maine town and combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light.

Lynskey is set to play Molly Strand, a woman with a rare medical condition who’s barely scraping by as a real estate agent in a town where every third property is the site of someone’s worst nightmare. She joins previously cast Holland, who will play Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in Castle Rock.

San Shaw and Dustin Thomason executive produce the series along with Abrams, Ben Stephenson, and Liz Glotzer.

Lynskey has a long resume on both film and television, most recently starring in the HBO comedy Togetherness opposite Mark Duplass and was a regular on the long-running CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.

She is repped by Gersh.

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