September 04, 2013 07:15:39 GMT
Hendricks will be featured as Charlize Theron's on-screen mom, while her 'Mad Men' co-star will reteam with his 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' director Guy Ritchie.
Two "Mad Men" actors have been cast in different projects. Christina Hendricks, who plays Joan Harris on the AMC series, has landed a role in "Dark Places", a feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling 2009 book. Deadline learns that the Emmy-nominated actress was previously cast as stripper Krissi Cates before finally landing a lead role.
Hendricks is set to replace Samantha Morton in a role of the murdered mother of Charlize Theron's character, Libby Davis. She will be featured in a series of flashbacks throughout the movie as the truth of what actually happened behind the supposed massacre of her family by brother Ben and what Libby really saw becomes clearer.
Hendricks will additionally star opposite Chloe Moretz and Nicholas Hoult in the Exclusive Media film that will be directed and penned by Gilles Paquet-Brenner. The production already started shooting last week in Louisiana.
Besides Hendricks, Jared Harris has added a new work commitment. The Lane Pryce depicter's inclusion in "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.", which will reunite him with "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" helmer Guy Ritchie, is announced by Warner Bros.
Harris will join forces with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer in the spy pic, which centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin who team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization. To be kicked off on September 9, the production will take place in England and Italy.