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Matthew news! Matthew Rhys To Star Opposite Keri Russell ...  
17th-Mar-2012 09:43 am
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".... In FX Pilot ‘The Americans’

I’ve learned that Brothers & Sisters alum Matthew Rhys has landed the male lead opposite Keri Russell in FX‘s period drama pilot The Americans. Created/executive by Joe Weisberg, executive produced by Graham Yost and directed by Gavin O’Connor, the project centers on two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington, DC in the early 1980s. The arranged marriage of Phillip Jennings (Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Russell) grows more passionate and genuine by the day but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control. The Americans is produced by Fox TV Studios and FX Prods. DreamWorks TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey are also executive producing. Reps for FX could not be reached for comment Friday night. Brit Rhys is with WME, Management 360 and UK’s United Agents."

17th-Mar-2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean but I think in Marini's case the problem is that he isn't an actor and he can't make an American accent. So, it's not possible to cast him in another role, he has to be French in everything he does.

Doesn't look like French to me either. What is funny is how the American stereotype of French people is very different than the European stereotype of French people. It seems that the American stereotype of French is exactly like the European stereotype of Italian. That shows how absurd is to generalize about an especific collective.

17th-Mar-2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Marini doesn't have much choice in the characters that he gets casted for. I wouldn't consider him "French" either. If I had to 'stereotype' him, he'd be more "Spanish" to me or perhaps the very south of France (Marseille etc. - not speaking from experience though.) I have to admit that most of my French family and friends are just the average guys. Maybe if you'd search more in Paris? But I've never stopped in Paris before, so I wouldn't know. :)

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