DIRK GENTLY: JUPITER ASCENDING's Samuel Barnett Cast In Title Role?
Deadline is reporting that Jupiter Ascending star Samuel Barnett has been cast in the titular role of BBC America's Dirk Gentley series. The British actor joins Elijah Wood in the series to be written by Max Landis (Chronicle and American Ultra) and directed by Dean Parisot (Red 2 and Galaxy Quest).
So it is clear now that the production is definitely aiming for a younger audience with this casting and I do not mind that at all. However, if I may voice a concern here (Permission from yourself, Andrew? How quaint) I am concerned if this production is going to capture the essence of Adams' writing, whit and humor. Landis' previous films have left me luke warm at best.
Yes, he is the son of 'that' Landis but where did this apple land when it fell from the tree? I am voicing my concern only because I appreciate Adams' work so very much. I'll just leave it at that.
As you were.