Stephen Moyer Joins The Double and The Big Valley


“True Blood” actor Stephen Moyer will star in Hyde Park thriller The Double opposite Richard Gere and Topher Grace, and then he’ll topline The Big Valley with Jessica Lange.

The Double is writer Michael Brandt’s directorial debut and stars Moyer as a Russian spy. The story centers on a retired CIA operative (Gere) forced to partner with a young FBI agent (Grace) to hunt down the killer of a senator in Washington.

Brandt wrote the script with partner Derek Haas. Filming starts on June 21 in Detroit.

Next month, Moyer will go to Louisiana for The Big Valley, an adaptation of the 1960s ABC series that starred Barbara Stanwyck. Lange will play Stanwyck’s role of matriarch of the Barkleys, a family of ranchers in 19th century California.

Moyer will play Jarrod Barkley, the family’s respected attorney who represents ranchers fighting to keep their land from being taken by railroad companies.

Daniel Adams wrote the screenplay and is directing.