Taylor Sheridan’s Paramount Network drama is adding to its ensemble.
Wes Bentley (American Beauty), Kelly Reilly (True Detective), Luke Grimes (American Sniper) and Cole Hauser (Good Will Hunting) have signed on to star alongside Kevin Costner in Yellowstone, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Yellowstone — picked up straight-to-series in May as the first show developed specifically for the rebranded Paramount Network — revolves around the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Costner), who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S. that is under constant attack by those it borders: land developers, an Indian reservation and America’s first National Park.
The 10-episode drama from Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Sicario) is described as a study of a violent world far from media scrutiny — where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world’s largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news, but a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.
Bentley will portray John’s other son, Jamie, a polished lawyer considering a career in politics who continues to seek approval from his father despite his love for the limelight. The Interstellar, Hunger Games and American Horror Story alum is repped by WME, Untitled Entertainment and Morris Yorn.
Sheridan will write and direct Yellowstone. John and Art Linson (Sons of Anarchy, Fight Club, Heat) will exec produce alongside the Weinstein Co.’s Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser as well as Sheridan and Costner.
Production on the series starts in August in Utah for a summer 2018 premiere.
At Paramount Network, which will take the place of Spike TV at the start of 2018, Yellowstone joins fellow original series American Woman and a reboot of Heathers, both of which were previously developed at fellow Viacom cable channel TV Land.
Wes attended Disney’s premiere of Pete’s Dragon at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California (August 8). Pete’s Dragon is set to be released on August 12.
Public Appearances > Events from 2016 > August 08: “Pete’s Dragon” Premiere
An official trailer for Pete’s Dragon has been released! The film is set to be in theaters on August 12th (USA).
Wes attended The Paley Center For Media’s 33rd Annual PaleyFest Closing Night Presentation: American Horror Story: Hotel event at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California (March 20). Thanks to Milena for some of the photos!
Public Appearances > Events from 2016 > March 20: The Paley Center For Media Presents “American Horror Story: Hotel”
I’ve added some photos of Wes attending the premiere of Broad Green Pictures’ Knight of Cups, in Los Angeles, California (March 1).
Public Appearances > Events from 2016 > March 01: “Knight of Cups” Premiere