Fargo Season 4 cast adds Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman & Ben Whishaw
Variety brings word that Jack Huston (Ben-Hur), Jason Schwartzman (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) have joined the Fargo Season 4 cast of FX‘s Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning series. Schwartzman is playing a character named Josto Fadda, Whishaw plays Rabbi Milligan and Huston will portray Odis Weff.
Other new cast members announced are Jessie Buckley (Oraetta Mayflower), Salvatore Esposito (Gaetano Fadda), Andrew Bird (Thurman Smutney), Jeremie Harris (Leon Bittle), Gaetano Bruon (Constant Calamita), Anji White (Dibrell Smutney), Francesco Acquaroli (Ebal Violante), Emyri Crutchfield (Ethelrida Pearl Smutney) and Amber Midthunder (Swanee Capps).
Emmy winner Chris Rock (The Chris Rock Show, Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger) is onboard to star in the lead role. Award-winning creator, showrunner, writer and director Noah Hawley returns for the new season, along with Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron returning as executive producers.
In 1950, at the end of two great American migrations — that of Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the US at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York, Chicago — and African Americans who left the south in great numbers to escape Jim Crow and moved to those same cities — you saw a collision of outsiders, all fighting for a piece of the American dream. In Kansas City, Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy peace. One Italian, one African American. Together they control an alternate economy – that of exploitation, graft, and drugs. This too is the history of America. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons.
Chris Rock plays the head of one family, a man who — in order to prosper — has surrendered his oldest boy to his enemy, and who must, in turn, raise his son’s enemy as his own. It’s an uneasy peace, but profitable. And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes. It’s a story of immigration and assimilation and the things we do for money. And as always, a story of basically decent people who are probably in over their heads. You know, Fargo.
The new season will mark a reunion between Rock and FX, who previously collaborated when he served as executive producer on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio and international distributor.
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