Neal McDonough has signed on to become a friend of Dorothy.
The former "Boomtown" actor, Raoul Trujillo and Kathleen Robertson are the latest names to join the Sci Fi Channel miniseries "Tin Man," based on L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," according to The Hollywood Reporter. They join the already cast Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming and Richard Dreyfuss.
In the reimagining of the classic tale, the young woman DG (Deschanel) is snatched up and thrust into the O.Z., where she joins forces with the half-brained man Glitch (Cumming), the wolverine-like Raw (Trujillo) who seeks courage and the emotionally scarred, heroic Cain (McDonough), who was once part of the police force known as Tin Men. They journey along the Old Road to seek the help of the Mystic Man (Dreyfuss), who holds the key to revealing her destiny, which is strangely tied to the wicked Azkeadellia (Robertson). During the final showdown, DG's life and the future of O.Z. itself hang in the balance.
Production on this psychedelic and twisted update will begin this month in Vancouver. Sci Fi is shooting for a December premiere.
McDonough is best known for "Medical Investigation" and "Band of Brothers" on TV and "Flags of Our Fathers" and "The Hitcher" on the big screen. Robertson stars in and executive produces the IFC series "The Business." Her other credits include "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Medium" and "Hollywoodland." Trujillo has appeared in "Apocalypto," "The New World" and on the TNT miniseries "Into the West."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times