James Marsden will star in HBO’s sci-fi pilot “Westworld”.
Inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 Western thriller, Eddie Rouse, Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan and Simon Quarterman will also star.
Jonathon Nolan will write and direct the pilot in which Marsden will play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to a small frontier town. Quickly proving both his charm and his talent with a revolver, Teddy pursues a local beauty which launches him on a dark odyssey.
J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk will exec produce.