Guillermo del Toro’s series for FX, THE STRAIN, gains momemtum with the new that Corey Stoll (THE BOURNE LEGACY) has been cast in the lead role of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, who is New York’s head of the Center for Disease Control’s “Canary Team". Together with his team, Goodweather discovers an aggresively infectious virus that transforms its victims into vampire-like creatures. It rapidly becomes an epidemic with humanity vainly combatting the ever growing threat.
Del Toro and Chuck Hogan - who both wrote the original trilogy of novels – have co-written the screenplay which del Toro is set to direct.
This is what what del Toro had to say about landing their lead:
“To me, having the right lead for THE STRAIN series was perhaps the most important creative task. To be able to secure the perfect actor in Corey Stoll sets the project on the right track. To embody a character like Ephraim Goodweather – who transitions through every emotion and situation imaginable, and which anchors the narrative of the series – requires an amazing talent and craft. Corey has both in spades as he has demonstrated it over and over again.”
Share your comments below or on Twitter @STARBURST_MAG
Find your local Starburst Magazine stockist HERE, or buy direct from us HERE. Our issues are also available as fully interactive iPad editions, loaded with multimedia, and can be downloaded via Apple HERE.
Click To Buy