Casting for Stranger Things Season 3 continues to ramp up, as two familiar genre faces have joined the hit Netflix series.
Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw) and Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, Identity) have signed on to join the third season. Elwes will play Mayor Kline: “Handsome, slick, and sleazy, Mayor Kline is your classic 80s politician — more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs.”
Meanwhile, Busey will star as Bruce, “a journalist for the The Hawkins Post with questionable morals and a sick sense of humour.”
Slick politicians and people with questionable morals are very much in Elwes and Busey’s respective wheelhouses (we all remember hating Elwes’ character on The X-Files and Busey has been destroying the scenery on the From Dusk Till Dawn TV series). And, as the star of The Princess Bride, Elwes fits nicely into the show’s tradition of casting performers from beloved 80s classics.
Details about the third season remain hard to come by, but we know that it will pick up one year later in 1985 and that we can expect a lot of Back To The Future references…
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