The forthcoming Full Circle, directed by Steven Soderbergh, now boasts the addition of Dennis Quaid to its already stellar cast. Deadline adds that Quaid joins the previously announced Zazie Beetz, Claire Danes, and Timothy Olyphant in the New York-based drama airing on HBO Max. The miniseries will focus on a failed kidnapping that ripples through New York City’s social strata and reveals long-hidden truths. A US Postal Inspection Service inspector (Beetz), a Manhattan attorney (Danes) who takes over the family firm, and her husband (Derek) are all entangled in this mystery (Olyphant).
The identities of the other characters, including Quaid’s, are kept secret. Quaid has acted in several films over his career. His breakthrough came in the 1979 cycling film Breaking Away, and he went on to be a reliable leading actor throughout the 1980s, appearing in films like Dreamscape, Enemy Mine, and Jaws 3-D before making the transition to more popular fare like The Big Easy and Postcards from the Edge.
Over the course of 4 decades, he has been a mainstay in Hollywood, with roles in such box office smashes as The Rookie, The Day After Tomorrow, and A Dog’s Purpose. As an actor, he is best known for his portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in the 1988 film Great Balls of Fire! He is nominated for a Golden Globe twice, once for the Todd Haynes melodrama Far From Heaven in 2002 and again in 2010 for his role as Bill Clinton in the miniseries The Special Relationship. And for that final part, he was nominated for an Emmy as well.
His most recent roles include those of Dick Vermeil in the Kurt Warner biography American Underdog, released in 2016, and The Tiger Rising, a family drama released this year. Following his work in Reagan, directed by Sean McNamara, Quaid will appear in the science fiction mystery Littlemouth. Additionally, he will be heard providing his vocal talents to the forthcoming Disney animated picture, Strange World. For the six-part miniseries, Soderbergh will serve as both director and executive producer.
Producer Casey Silver and writer/director Ed Solomon (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Men in Black, Now You See Me) are on board to create this film. Since the 2021 debut of their murder drama No Sudden Move on HBO Max, the three are already familiar faces on the streaming channel. Not only did HBO Max premiere No Sudden Move, but the streamer also released Let Them All Talk (a cruise ship comedy-drama starring Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen, and Dianne Wiest), and Kimi (a pandemic thriller starring Zo Kravitz), all of which Soderbergh directed.