William Peterson joins Christina Hendricks and Lucy Liu in Detachment
Posted by: Nathan Swank
William Petersen, Christina Hendricks and Lucy Liu have all joined an ensemble talent in DETACHMENT. This is Petersen’s first film since leaving his highly successful role in the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The other two actresses also come from a television background with Hendricks in Mad Men and Liu getting her start from Alley McBeal. The indie drama will be directed by Tony Kaye and also stars Adrien Brody, Bryan Cranston, James Caan and Marcia Gay Harden
The high school drama focuses mostly on the teachers working with their troubled students and centers around a detached substitute (Brody), who grows close to a homeless teen working as a prostitute. Peterson will play Vietnam veteran history teacher who gets in trouble for showing a gay film in class trying to build tolerance. I like the idea of focusing more on the teacher’s perspective dealing with the students. Lets hope they can juggle all the story lines successfully.
Source: Hollywood Reporter