Jaimie Alexander and Bernard White have been tapped for major recurring roles opposite Jack Black and Tim Robbins on HBO half-hour comedy seriesThe Brink, from Jerry Weintraub. Directed by Jay Roach from a script by brothers Roberto and Kim Benabib, The Brink is an epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Robbins); Alex Coppins (Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot. These three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III. Alexander will play Gail Sweet, a public affairs officer on an aircraft carrier. White will play General Haroon Raja, the head of the ISI; he’s an unpredictable, jealous and intelligent man with a drive to rule Pakistan.
The Brink is executive produced by Roberto Benabib, Weintraub and Roach, with Kim Benabib and Susan Ekins co-executive producing, Black and Robbins producing and fellow co-star Aasif Mandvi co-producing. Alexander, repped by Mosaic, WME and attorney Lev Ginsburg, is already in business with HBO — she co-stars opposite Wes Bentley in the network’s provocative Ryan Murphy pilot Open. She is the shooting indie feature Broken Vows, also opposite Bentley, and next will be seen in London Fields. White, repped by Greene & Associates, appeared in Marvel’s Thor films and recently wrapped a summer run of The Who And The What at the Lincoln Center Theatre in NYC.
Wes Bentley and Jaimie Alexander will star in psychological thriller Broken Vows, which will mark the feature directorial debut of the Belgian commercial director Bram Coppens.
From a script by James Agnew and Sean Keller, Broken Vows tells the tale of a charming yet troubled man named Patrick (Bentley) who seduces Tara (Alexander), but when she rejects him, he is sent spiraling into madness and delusion, erupting into psychotic rage.
Wendy Benge (Life of Crime, Life After Beth) is producing the indie, and Larry Ladove (The Butler, Life of Crime) will serve as executive producer. The project, which is financed by Stonecreek Films, is slated to go into production in late June.
Bentley’s recent projects have included The Hunger Games, Lovelace and indie The Better Angels. He’ll be seen in Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming film Interstellar as well as Terrence Malick‘s Knight of Cups, and Welcome to Me alongside James Marsden and Will Ferrell. He’s repped by WME, Untitled Entertainment and Morris Yorn.
Alexander played Lady Sif in Thor and its sequel Thor: The Dark World. Previously appearing in actioner The Last Stand, Alexander has completed work on the upcoming film London Fields starring Johnny Depp. She’s repped by WME, Mosaic and Ginsburg Daniels.
Agnew and Keller, who wrote the Nicolas Cage starrer Rage, are represented by Industry Entertainment and Paradigm.