According to Variety, Veep alum Timothy Simons has been cast to star opposite Jessica Biel in Hulu’s upcoming true crime limited drama series Candy. Simons is set to portray the role of Candy Montgomery’s husband Pat Montgomery, who is being described as a brilliant engineer. Simons and Biel will be joined by recently announced cast members Melanie Lynskey and Pablo Schreiber.
Simons will also next be seen in two upcoming films such as Disney+s Home Sweet Home Alone reboot, and Olivia Wilde’s next directorial film Don’t Worry Darling starring Florence Pugh, and Harry Styles.
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Candy will be based on the real-life story of the titular infamous ax killer and her victim Betty Gore. Set in 1980, Texas, Candy Montgomery (Biel) seemingly had a great life – a loving husband that had a good job, a daughter, a son, a house in the suburbs – so it’s puzzling why she killed her church friend with an ax.
The series will be written by Robin Veith, with Michael Uppendahl directing the pilot. It will be executive produced by Biel and Michelle Purple through their Iron Ocean banner along with Uppendahl, Nick Antosca, Alex Hedlund, and Lindsey McManus.
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Candy is a co-production between UCP and 20th Television. Jim Atkinson and John Bloom have signed on as consulting producers. Interestingly, the Candy Montgomery story is also getting a limited series adaptation at HBO Max titled Love and Death, with Emmy nominee Elizabeth Olsen as its lead.