James Marsden has been cast in HBO’s adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 feature film Westworld.

James Marsden Cast In 'Westworld'

In the Westworld TV series, Marsden will play Teddy Flood, who sparks curiosity among the people of the small western town, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Through his charm and skills with a revolver, he soon wins over the fellow residents, including a young woman who becomes a love interest. Before long, he finds himself embarking on an odyssey in which he deals with the rise of artificial consciousness and sin.

Marsden is joining a star-studded cast, which includes Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood. Hopkins was tapped to play the creative director and chief programmer of the park, while Wood is inhabiting the role of Dolores Abernathy, a “quintessential farm girl of the frontier West,” reported THR.

More recent additions to the Westworld cast include Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games, Boardwalk Empire), Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope), Kyle Bornheimer (She's Out of My League, Bachelorette), Rodrigo Santoro (Focus, The 33) and Ingrid Bolso Berdal (Hercules).

J.J. Abrams is executive producing the Westworld series alongside Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk. Jonathan Nolan and Kathy Lingg co-wrote the pilot.

In addition to Westworld, Marsden has a number of other upcoming projects including features Welcome to Me, David O. Russell’s Nailed and Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me.

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