It looks like one beloved actress is headed to Amazon's The Boys.
Elisabeth Shue is reportedly set to co-star in the upcoming television series, according to Deadline. Shue is best known for her roles in Adventures in Babysitting, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and her Oscar-nominated performance in Leaving Las Vegas.
The Boys takes place in a world where superheroes are superheroes embrace the dark side of their fame, with dangerous results. A group of vigilantes known as "The Boys" make it their mission to take down these corrupt superheroes by any means necessary.
Shue will be playing Madelyn Stillwell, the "corporate and formidable" Vice President of Hero Management for Vought. Stillwell is a "tough negotiator" who is tasked with handling the public relations problems and assignments of the country's various superheroes.
The Boys is based on the Dynamite Entertainment series of the same name, which is created by Preacher creator Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The television adaptation will be created by Rogen, Goldberg, and Supernatural and Timeless alum Eric Kripke.
The cast of The Boys will include Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Wee Hughie, Karen Fukuhara as Female, and Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk. Additionally, Erin Moriarty will be playing Starlight, a character tied to the superhero group The Seven, alongside Antony Starr as Homelander, Dominique McElligott as Queen Maeve, Jesse T. User as A-Train, Chase Crawford as The Deep, and Nathan Mitchell as Black Noir.
A live-action take on the comic book series has been in development for a long time. Adam McKay, who directed Anchorman and The Big Short, first developed a film adaptation of The Boys in 2010 and shopped it around from Columbia to Paramount. But the project needed to find the right place in terms of budget, and it appears to have finally found its place for television audiences.1comments
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The Boys is set to begin production soon, and will be released sometime in 2019.