E.J. Bonilla, Leem Lubany Join Cast of FX’s “The Old Man”

FX’s upcoming new drama series, The Old Man, has added Leem Lubany and E.J. Bonilla to its cast, according to Variety.

  • The Old Man will star Jeff Bridges as well as previously announced cast members John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, and Alia Shawkat.
  • Lubany will play a younger version of Abbey Chase, the deceased spouse of Dan Chase, who will be played by Bridges.
  • Lubany is known for her roles in the tv series Condor and the film Omar.
  • Bonilla, whose character is not known at this time, is known for his roles in the National Geographic series The Long Road Home as well as the recent film Gemini Man.
  • The Old Man is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry.
  • Jon Watts, director of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, will direct and executive produce the new series.
  • The series will be written by Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, who will also serve as executive producers alongside Warren Littlefield,  Dan Shotz, and David Schiff and Bridges.
  • The series will be produced by Fox 21 Television Studios in association with The Littlefield Company and production will begin this Fall.

The Plot (via Amazon):

  • To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most sixty-year-old widowers don’t have multiple driver’s licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run. Thirty-five years ago, as a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase reacted according to his own ideas of right and wrong, triggering consequences he could never have anticipated. And someone still wants him dead because of them. Just as he had begun to think himself finally safe, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape. Armed mercenaries, spectacularly crashed cars, a precarious love interest, and an unforgettable chase scene through the snow—this is lethal plotting from one of the best in crime fiction.