Stephen King’s 11/22/63 TV series casts a violent butcher

Transformers star will get violent as the ladies’ man villain of the Hulu 11/22/63 TV series

Josh DuhamelThe cast of the Hulu TV series based on Stephen King’s 11/22/63 is already mightily impressive, boasting James Franco, Sarah Gadon, Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones, George MacKay, Lucy Fry, and TR Knight. Now, it’s found someone to bring some violence to the proceedings.

THR reports that Transformers and Battle Creek star Josh Duhamel will star as Frank Dunning,”the father of Jake’s student Harry Dunning (played by youngster Jack Fulton and Leon Rippy), in 1960s Kentucky. Frank is the rakish town butcher, a ladies’ man with an effortless smile that everyone welcomes — except Jake, the only man who knows the full violence of which Frank is capable.”

Franco stars as Jake Epping, an English teacher who travels back in time in an attempt to stop the JFK assassination. The nine-part show is being written by Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), and comes under JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk’s Bad Robot production banner. King produces, while Kevin Macdonald (The Last King Of Scotland, Touching The Void) directs the first two episodes.

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