David Harewood Will Play Boisterous, Irascible Ideologue In David Milch's 'The Money'

by Tambay A. Obenson
October 3, 2013 11:02 AM
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Homeland ex-star (and soon to be Paul Robeson on the big screen in a biopic) David Harewood has joined the cast of David Milch's HBO pilot The Money, which revolves around a powerful media mogul (Brendan Gleeson) who uses his power and influence to expand his empire and control his family. 

Harewood will play a character named Kurt Corbitt, who's described as "a grandiose, boisterous, irascible ideologue" who's the CEO of the parent company Gleeson's character's holdings fall under.

Nathan Lane also co-stars in the project playing a reporter working on a *hot* story about the company, on the hunt for crucial evidence.

Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom) will direct the pilot, from a script penned by Milch, who'll also executive produce alongside Art and John Linson and Frank Rich.

Harewood's been busy since his Homeland exit after last season; aside from his starring as Paul Robeson in a biopic on the actor, singer, activist's life, he was also recently cast as Oberon, the Fairy King, in Julie Taymor's upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, an Off-Broadway production at Theatre For A New Audience, in Brooklyn, with performances beginning on October 19, followed by a November 2 official opening.

He also signed up to co-star in the CBS CIA-set pilot Anatomy of Violencewritten and produced by his Homeland writer/producer trio - Howard GordonAlex Cary and Alex Gansawhich.

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  • CT | October 4, 2013 12:44 PMReply

    This man can do everything so lets give him his full title David Harewood MBE and Screen Nation Award wining best film actor for Blood Diamond.

    Cant wait for him to go toe to toe with Brendan Gleeson.

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