“Star Wars” star Domhnall Gleeson has been tapped to play a key Watergate figure in HBO’s limited series “The White House Plumbers” from the “Veep” team. Gleeson joins previously announced cast members Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux.
Per the logline, the five-part series tells the story of how President Richard Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), accidentally toppled the presidency they were zealously trying to protect. Gleeson will play John Dean, the brilliant, ambitious and youthful White House Counsel that ultimately orchestrates the illegal cover-up that brought down Nixon and his administration.
More to come.