(Almost Famous, Gone Girl) has landed the lead in Cinemax’s new exorcism drama Outcast, from The Walking Dead executive producer Robert Kirkman. The supernatural horror project is based on Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta’s comic series of the same name which hit shelves this summer.
Fugit, will star as Kyle Barnes, a young man who’s been plagued by possession since he was a child. He sets out to seek answers, only to uncover something that could end all life on Earth as we know it.
Joining Fugit in the cast are British actor Philip Glenister
(Life on Mars) and youngster Gabriel Bateman
(Stalker, Annabelle), while rising features helmer Adam Wingard
(The Guest, You’re Next) has been tapped to direct the pilot.
Glenister will play Reverend Anderson, a hard drinking, hard gambling West Virginian evangelical preacher who believes he’s a soldier in God’s holy war against evil. Bateman has been cast as 8-year-old Joshua Austin, a young boy who lives across town who appears to be possessed by a demon and has a mysterious connection to Kyle.Fonte