Don Johnson is a Movies In Focus legend. Any Johnson casting is great news – and now he’s taking a major role in the new UK drama Sick Note.
Here’s the dope from Deadline:
Created and written by Nat Saunders (Trollied) and James Serafinowicz (The Mark Steel Lectures), Sky Atlantic’s Sick Note is a six-part comedy about how desperate a person’s actions can become when a lie starts to spiral out of control. Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint, Nick Frost (Shaun Of The Dead) and Don Johnson are starring in the King Bert production. An early 2017 airdate is planned.
Johnson is an under-rated comedic talent (see Tin Cup and Nash Bridges for proof) and he’s on the comeback trail following Cold In July/Django Unchained/From Dusk Till Dawn/Blood and Oil and his upcoming role in Nicolas Cage’s Vengeance: A Love Story.
Here’s more info on the show that will air on Sky Atlantic:
Principal photography is now underway on the story of Daniel Glass (Grint), a compulsive liar, who’s stuck in a failing relationship and a dead-end job under the thumb of his irrepressible boss Kenny West (Johnson). When he’s diagnosed with cancer, everyone starts to treat him better, suddenly giving him a new lust for life. But then he finds out he was misdiagnosed by the most incompetent oncologist on Earth, Dr Ian Glennis (Frost). When he decides to keep the new information to himself, the lie spirals out of control and both Daniel and Dr Glennis must attempt to prevent the truth from getting out.
Movies In Focus will give you much more news on Sick Note.