Zachary Quinto, Brian Cox join The Slap adaptation

2014-09-10_1116Zachary Quinto and Brian Cox -the actor not the physicist / presenter- have signed on for the US adaptation of The Slap, coming to NBC.

They join with Peter Sarsgaard and Mary-Louise Parker already cast in the project, being adapted by Jon Robin Baitz (The West Wing, Brothers & Sisters).

Quinto will play Harry, based on the character played by Alex Dimitriades. Married and with a 15-year-old son, he is a mechanic/dealer specialising in expensive European automobiles who lives with his family in a Brooklyn loft. Always trying to pick a fight, he messes with the wrong guy when he slaps another couple’s horribly misbehaving child.

Cox will play Manolis, the patriarch of the family, originally played by Lex Marinos. He is described as a stern yet magnanimous man, the peacemaker in the family, quick to defray any tension and clearly devoted to his family.

Tony Ayres of NBCU-owned Matchbox Pictures remains an executive producer of the 8 part drama, which is yet to have a premiere date.

Source: Hollywood Reporter, Deadline

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