A veteran TV actor with five Emmys under his belt and a relative newcomer have signed on for a new HBO project. Deadline.com reports that John Larroquette and Cass Bugge will have multiple-episode arcs on “The Brink.”
They’ll appear opposite Jack Black and Tim Robbins on the comedy from Jerry Weintraub, the report notes.
Larroquette is something of a TV comedy legend, piling up four of his Emmys in a four-year winning streak as outstanding supporting actor for “Night Court” from 1985-1988. He tacked on one more for outstanding guest actor in a drama for “The Practice” in 1998, and has two additional nomination, including one for lead actor in a comedy for “The John Larroquette Show” in 1994.
Bugge’s much shorter resume is highlighted by an appearance in “Going the Distance” in 2010.
“Directed by Jay Roach from a script by brothers Roberto and Kim Benabib, ‘The Brink’ is an epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Robbins); Alex Coppins (Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot,” Deadline reports. “These three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III.”
Larroquette is set to play the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, with Bugge lined up to play an assistant in the Embassy.