FX’s upcoming limited series Fosse/Verdon has just completed casting its series regular roles. The network also just confirmed the show’s working title – Fosse/Verdon – is the official title for the eight episode limited series.
Margaret Qualley, soon to be seen in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline, Mercy Street) were just announced as rounding out the cast. Qualley will be playing Ann Reinking and Butz has signed on to play Paddy Chayefsky.
Oscar winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and four-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea, Brokeback Mountain) lead the cast as Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, respectively.
Per FX, the Fosse/Verdon recurring cast also includes:
- Aya Cash as JOAN SIMON
- Nate Corddry as NEIL SIMON
- Susan Misner as JOAN MCCRACKEN
- Bianca Marroquin as CHITA RIVERA
- Kelli Barrett as LIZA MINNELLI
- Evan Handler as HAL PRINCE
- Rick Holmes as FRED WEAVER
- Paul Reiser as CY FEUER
- Ethan Slater as JOEL GREY
- Bryon Jennings as GEORGE ABBOTT
- Laura Osnes as SHIRLEY MACLAINE
The limited series will be executive produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Joel Fields, Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, and George Stelzner. Levenson’s also confirmed as the showrunner and wrote episode one of Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions project. Kail directed the first episode. Actress/dancer Nicole Fosse, Fosse and Verdon’s daughter, is a co-executive producer. Andy Blankenbuehler and Susan Misner will choreograph Fosse/Verdon.
The Fosse/Verdon Plot:
“Based on Fosse, the biography written by Sam Wasson, this eight-part limited series tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He was a visionary filmmaker and one of theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together they changed the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost. Featuring Fosse’s choreography, the series explores the hidden corners of show business, the price of pursuing greatness, and the suffering inflicted in the name of art.”