AMC’s Western period drama "Hell on Wheels" has cast two of its leads, who will be joining Grammy-winning rapper Common in he cast, reports Deadline.com.
Joining the cast are Anson Mount and Dominique McElligott. Common will play a freed slave, as previously reported.
Mount will play Cullen, a former Confederate soldier and ex-slave owner who is seeking revenge for the rape and murder of his wife by a Union soldier, the story says. McElligott will play Lily Bell, who is part of a team of surveyors working on the transcontinental railroad, which Mount’s character also ends up working on, the article says.