Winona Ryder’s Netflix series Stranger Things casts up

Netflix adds Full Metal Jacket star to supernatural drama Stranger Things

If you’re like us, you’re most definitely interested in the idea of a Netflix supernatural drama starring Winona Ryder. Now, Stranger Things has added another name to its cast.

Matthew Modine in The Dark Knight Rises
Matthew Modine in The Dark Knight Rises

The Wrap reports that Full Metal Jacket and The Dark Knight Rises star Matthew Modine has joined Ryder and David Harbour (A Walk Among The Tombstones, End Of Watch, Black Mass) in Stranger Things, an eight-episode series “set in the 1980s and is about a mystery surrounding a boy who vanishes and the ever-expanding government conspiracy that unravels in its wake.”

“Ryder will play the boy’s single mother while Harbour will play the town’s chief of police, tasked with investigating the disappearance. Modine has been cast in the role of Dr. Martin Brenner, a brilliant, enigmatic scientist who may or may not be connected to the boy’s mysterious disappearance.”

The show comes from the Duffer Brothers, who are veterans of M Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines. Stranger Things will air in 2016.

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