By: Kelly West
When he isn’t being mixed up with Dermot Mulroney on Saturday Night Live, Dylan McDermott has been appearing on American Horror Story, with his first on screen appearance in the FX drama series’ second season taking place just last night. And it looks like he’ll be sticking around the horror genre for one of his upcoming feature roles, as he’s been cast in Universal’s adaptation of Stephen King’s short story Gramma, titled Mercy.
Directed by Peter Cornwell, Mercy follows two brothers who go with their mother to visit their dying grandmother, who just so happens to be a witch who made some kind of deal using black magic years ago. Frances O’Connor is on board to play the mother, and late last month, we learned that Super 8‘s Joel Courtney and The Walking Dead‘s Chandler Riggs were set up to play the brothers.
ShockTilYouDrop.com reported earlier today that McDermott has joined the cast of the film. And THR says he’s playing a man who once had a relationship with the mother and he still has feelings for her. She’s married, though, so that may present some drama.
This year, McDermott has appeared in The Perks of Being A Wallflower and recently returned to American Horror Story to play a much creepier role than the one he had in the FX horror-drama’s first season. News of his casting in another dark-sounding project seems especially well timed when factoring in his appearance on American Horror Story: Asylum last night.
Source: Cinema Blend
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I’m confused about the adaptation of Gramma into Mercy (I still remember reading Gramma in the 1980s and being late to a class–OK, pretty much blowing it off– in college because there was NO way I could put Skeleton Crew down until I finished the story). I guess it’s a feature-length version, though I don’t know how it could keep the spirit of the story without keeping the characters as little boys. I’ll be looking into it, though!