Dan Stevens (“Legion,” “The Guest”) has been cast in the Watergate scandal-themed Starz series “Gaslit” based on the Slate podcast “Slow Burn”.
Julia Roberts stars as Martha Mitchell, the celebrity Arkansan socialite who was one of the first to publicly sound the alarm on Nixon’s involvement in spite of her affiliation to the president via her husband Attorney General John Mitchell (Sean Penn)
Stevens will play John Dean, the hotshot upstart White House Counsel torn between his ambition and his struggle with whether he can lie to protect the President.
Stevens replaces Armie Hammer who was no longer involved with the project when it was picked up to series in February. He most recently drew raves for “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” and the yet to be released “I Am Your Man”.
Robbie Pickering serves as creator and showrunner while Matt Ross will serve as director and will executive produce alongside Sam Esmail.