Chris Cooper has signed on to star in the Hulu series adaptation of Stephen King’s time travel thriller novel 11/22/63. He joins James Franco and Sarah Gadon in the story following an English teacher that time travels back to 1958 and tries to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Franco will play the lead character, Jake, in the nine episode mini-series. Cooper is set to play Al, a mentor to Jake that launches him on his mission.
Cooper has won an Oscar for his supporting role in the film Adaptation, and is best known for his roles in American Beauty and The Bourne Identity.
Cooper is repped by Untitled Entertainment.