Alexa Davalos Boards The Man in the High Castle


Clash of the Titans star Alexa Davalos has taken the female lead in the long-gestating Ridley Scott-produced adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s iconic novel, “The Man in the High Castle.” Deadline reports that she’ll play a character named Juliana, presumably a version of the novel’s Juliana Frink.

The original novel, published in 1962, is set in an alternate history where the Axis powers won the Second World War due to a 1933 assassination of Franklin D. Roosevelt (based on the historical attempt by Giuseppe Zangara, who wound up murdering Chicago’s then-Mayor Anton Cermak instead).

Davalos joins the previously-attached Luke Kleintank. According to the outlet, Juliana is a resident of Japan-occupied San Francisco who practices Aikido. When her sister Trudy is killed by a Japanese soldier, Juliana heads to Colorado to join the resistance.

Frank Spotnitz (“The X-Files”) is writing the pilot and executive producing with David Semel (“Legends”) set to direct. Originally planned as a four-hour miniseries, “The Man in the High Castle” is now going into development through Amazon Studios’ third annual pilot launch.

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