Actor Dan Stevens is joining the cast the upcoming Starz Watergate series Gaslit, replacing Armie Hammer. Stevens will portray former White House counsel John Dean, a role Hammer was first cast in before he exited the project in January.

Gaslit will follow the untold story of Martha Mitchell, a celebrity Arkansan socialite who was married to Attorney General John Mitchell. The film is based on Slate podcast Slow Burn from creator Leon Neyfakh who is consulting on the film.

Julia Roberts will portray Martha Mitchell, the first person to publicly sound the alarm on President Richard Nixon’s involvement in Watergate. Sean Penn will star as John Mitchell, who will be forced to choose between his wife and the president.

Dan Stevens Replaces Armie Hammer in ‘Gaslit’


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