Jennifer Beals has landed a recurring role on Amazon’s upcoming drama “The Last Tycoon,” TheWrap has learned.
Beals joins a cast that already includes Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins and Rosemarie DeWitt. The series, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel (published posthumously in 1941), is inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg.
It follows Hollywood’s golden boy, Monroe Stahr (Bomer) as he battles father figure and boss, Pat Brady (Grammer) for the soul of their studio.
Beals will play the recurring role of Margo Taft, a Hollywood star who came up through the school of hard knocks and gets her way on every picture, playing mind games to establish her absolute supremacy on the set.
A co-production with TriStar Television, written by Billy Ray, and executive produced by Ray, Christopher Keyser, who serve as showrunners, Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin, and David A. Stern, the series is a co-production with TriStar Television.
Beals will next be seen starring in NBC’s “Taken” prequel series, which will debut in February. She is also teaming up with Kenny Ortega and James Larosa to executive produce the upcoming Fox dance drama, “The Edge.”
Her feature credits include “The Book of Eli,” “Twilight of the Gods,” “Runaway Jury,” “Devil In A Blue Dress” and her iconic role in “Flashdance.”
Beals is represented by APA, and attorney Patti Felker.