Fargo: Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman and Ben Whishaw join Chris Rock for upcoming season 4
FX revealed Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman and Ben Whishaw are joining the cast of Fargo for its upcoming fourth season.
The new additions come on the heels of the announcement that Chris Rock would be jumping aboard the series in the lead role.
Schwartzman (The Grand Budapest Hotel) will play a character by the name of Josto Fadda; Whishaw (Mary Poppins Returns) will play Rabbi Milligan; while Huston (Ben-Hur) portrays Odis Weff.
Set in Kansas City, Missouri in 1950, the fourth season has been described as a story of ‘immigration and assimilation and the things we do for money.,’ according to Variety.
The premise revolves around two criminal syndicates — one Italian, one African-American — that have struck an uneasy truce for control of Kansas City.
Rock will play the head of one of the crime family’s who has essentially traded his youngest son to the leader of the other family, and who must in turn raise his enemy’s son as his own.
But things take a drastic turn when when the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies.
Leading man: The new additions come on the heels of the announcement that Chris Rock would be jumping aboard the series in the lead role
Other new cast members include 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).
The crime drama was created and primarily written by Noah Hawley, and is inspired by the 1996 hit film of the same name that was written and directed by the Joel and Ethan Coen.
The fourth season of Fargo is expected to start filming in late 2019.
It will premiere sometime in 2020.
Coming next year: Season four of Fargo is expected to air in 2020