Dan Steven will soon be starring opposite Julia Roberts and Sean Penn in Starz’s Gaslit anthology series.
According to Deadline, actor Dan Stevens has signed on to star in Starz’s upcoming Watergate drama, Gaslit.
For his part, Stevens will be taking on the role of John Dean, the former White House council.
Originally, Armie Hammer was set to take on the role in the Starz original. Hammer, however, has since dropped out as a result of recent sexual assault allegations brought forth against him.
Stevens joins actors Julia Roberts and Sean Penn, both of whom signed on to star in the forthcoming anthology series back in February.
Based on Slate’s award-winning podcast, Slow Burn, Gaslit is described as a modern take on Watergate. It focuses on exploring the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal— from Nixon’s bumbling, opportunistic subordinates, to the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes, to the tragic whistleblowers who would eventually bring the whole rotten enterprise crashing down.
Roberts is on board to star as Martha Mitchell— the wife of Nixon’s Attorney General, who became the first to speak out on Nixon’s involvement in Watergate. Meanwhile, Penn will play Attorney General John Mitchell.
Behind the camera, Mr. Robot vet Robbie Pickering serves as showrunner. In addition, Pickering serves as writer on Gaslit alongside Amelia Gray, Alberto Roldán, Anayat Fakhraie, Uzoamaka Maduka and Sofya Levitsky-Weitz.
Currently, there’s no word on when we might expect to see Gaslit starring Dan Stevens, Julia Roberts, and Sean Penn debut via Starz.