‘Sons of Anarchy’ Star Kim Coates Lands Major HBO Role
The plumbers at the White House, a star-studded HBO-limited series about the Watergate scandal, completed its supporting cast last week. Former Sons of lawlessness star Kim Coates was one of the actors who joined the project, which already stars Woody Harrelson as E. Howard Hunt and Justin Theroux as G. Gordon Liddy. The series script is based on public records and the book Integrity by Egil “Bud” Krogh and Matt Krogh.
Coates was cast as Frank Sturgis, reports Deadline. Sturgis was one of the five Watergate burglars. He served in the military and the CIA, as well as in the Cuban Revolution. He was in prison for 14 months after being convicted of conspiracy, burglary and wiretapping. Sturgis died in 1993 at the age of 68. Ron Hale played Sturgis All the president’s men, the 1976 film adaptation of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s book on Watergate.
The plumbers at the White House will run five episodes and will focus on the actions of Hunt and Liddy that ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in August 1974. Domhnall Gleeson, who starred in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, was cast as John Dean, White House counsel who played a role in the cover-up of Watergate before he became a witness for the prosecution. Game of Thrones star Lena Headey will play Hunt’s wife, Dorothy Hunt, while Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Kiernan Shipka plays Hunt’s daughter, Kevan Hunt. Liam James will play Hunt’s son Saint John Hunt.
Ike Barinholtz will play Jeb Magruder, the deputy head of Nixon’s re-election committee, and Yul Vazquez was cast as Bernard “Macho” Barker. David Krumholtz was cast as William O. Bittman, while Rich Sommer will play Evgil Krogh, a young Nixon assistant.
The series is a co-production between HBO and Wiip. Executive producers include Veep veterans Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, David Mandel and Frank Rich, and Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad’s The District. Harrelson and Theroux are also executive producers. Gregory and Huych wrote the script. There is no set air date for the project.
Coates is best known for playing Alexander “Tig” Trader Sons of lawlessness from 2008 to 2014. More recently he starred in Van Helsing, Pretty Hard Cases, Bad Blood, and Ghost Wars. In 2017, he co-starred with Jeff Daniels in the acclaimed Netflix Western limited series Godless.