Winona Ryder (Stranger Things), Zoe Kazan (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Morgan Spector (Homeland), Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Azhy Robertson, Caleb Malis, and John Turturro (The Night Of) have been tapped to star in the HBO miniseries.
The limited series based on Philip Roth’s novel hails from David Simon and Ed Burns, who will pen the script and serve as executive producers. According to Variety, the six-part series will imagine an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh — an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.
Kazan is Elizabeth “Bess” Levin, an insightful mother and homemaker, fears for the future as she tries to protect her family from the escalating political climate and plan a possible escape.
Ryder is Evelyn Finkel. The older sister to Bess, Evelyn is unmarried, her plans arrested by 10 years of caring for her infirm mother.
Spector is Herman Levin, the proud and opinionated father, works as an insurance agent and tries to maintain normalcy in the life of his family.
Boyle is Alvin Levin, the angry and intelligent orphaned nephew to Herman.
Malis is Sandy Levin, the Levin family’s artistic teenage son and Robertson portrays Philip Levin, the family’s youngest.
Turturro portrays Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf, a conservative rabbi, a key Lindbergh supporter.
Production of The Plot Against America is currently underway.