Former ‘X-Men’ actor James Marsden is set to enter the futuristic vision of the wild west via HBO’s television series based on the popular cult movie ‘West World’.
Marsden who is best known for his movie roles on ‘X-Men’ and ‘Anchorman ‘The Legend Of Ron Burgundy’ will make his first appearance in the HBO pilot and will be a regular should the series get the thumbs up.
The series is to be executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk and writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.
Marsden will play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to the small frontier town who quickly proves both his charm — and his talent with a revolver. His pursuit of a local beauty launches him on a dark odyssey.
Inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, ‘Westworld’ revolves around a futuristic theme park where robots seriously malfunction and begin attaching guests.
Marsden will join Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro and Shannon Woodward on the show.
If HBO orders ‘Westworld’ to series, this would mark Marsden’s first full-time TV gig since ‘Ally McBeal’ more than a decade ago.