The Eddy: Andre Holland cast as lead in Damien Chazelle’s series
Andre Holland (Castle Rock) has been cast as the lead in The Eddy, the upcoming Netflix series from Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land), TheWrap has confirmed.
The Eddy is a musical drama set in contemporary Paris that revolves around a club, its owner, the house band, and the city that surrounds them.
Holland, most recently seen in Hulu’s Castle Rock and Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird, will play Elliot Udo, a celebrated jazz pianist from New York. Now in Paris and the part-owner of a failing jazz club, Elliot is hiding from everyone. The character has an on-again-off-again romance with his lead singer. When his 15-year-old daughter suddenly shows up, Elliot has to face his weakness and learn to grow up.
Executive produced by Chazelle, who will direct two of the episodes, and written by five-time BAFTA Award-winning and Olivier-winning writer Jack Thorne (National Treasure, This is England, Wonder), The Eddy is an eight-episode musical drama series that will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic. Emmy-winning producer Alan Poul (Six Feet Under, The Newsroom), will also executive produce the Endeavour Content series, and original music will be written by six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Michael Jackson’s Bad).
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