Olivia DeJonge (The Society) has joined the cast of The Staircase, HBO Max’s limited series drama adaptation dependent on the true-crime docuseries. She joins recently reported cast members Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Rosemarie DeWitt, Juliette Binoche, Parker Posey, Sophie Turner, and Dane DeHaan.
The eight-episode series from Christine director Antonio Campos and American Crime Story author Maggie Cohn investigates the life of Michael Peterson (Firth), his rambling North Carolina family and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen (Collette).
DeJonge will play Caitlin Atwater, Kathleen Peterson’s biological daughter.
The series depends on the docuseries and different books and reports looking into it of Michael Peterson, who was sentenced in 2003 for killing Kathleen two years sooner. The charge was diminished to manslaughter in 2017, and Peterson in this manner was released from jail. He had claimed his wife died in the wake of falling down the stairs at their home in the wake of consuming alcohol and Valium, however a post-mortem closed she passed on from various injuries, including hits to the rear of her head with a blunt object.
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s docuseries debuted in 2004 and was released on Netflix as a 13-episode series in 2018.
The Staircase is written and executive produced by Campos and Cohn, who likewise serve as showrunners. The series is a co-production between HBO Max and Annapurna TV.
DeJonge was a regular on Netflix’s YA drama The Society and recently wrapped shooting her role as Priscilla Presley by Baz Luhrmann’s Untitled Elvis Musical for Warner Bros. Her other film credits incorporate The Visit, Sisterhood of the Night, Undertow and Stray Dolls. Her TV credits additionally incorporate Will and Hiding.
She is repped by CAA and Independent Management Company.
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