Just because the upcoming thriller The Conspiracy on Jekyll Island has been in production for a week now, that doesn’t mean they can’t still bring in someone else to join the cast. The Windward Entertainment production has just added former In Plain Sight actress Mary McCormack to the talented ensemble.
The film stars Frank Grillo (The Grey) as an ex-Wall Street enthusiast who gets roped into a plot by the Secretary of the Treasury to try and shutdown a cyber attack that could possibly throw the entire U.S. economy into an uproar. (As opposed to it just collapsing due to all the other reasons our economy is crap, I suppose.) With his wife (Minnie Driver), he forms a team of misfits to help him as he takes on whatever threat is trying to take the world down, one dollar at a time. There’s no mention in Variety of what role McCormack is playing or how she will fit into this plot.
We do know that Anna Sophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries) will be playing the married couple’s daughter, who is diagnosed with cancer. The rest of the cast is filled out by John Leguizamo (Kick-Ass 2), Maggie Q (Nikita), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger), Jim Ortlieb (Magnolia) and Dianna Agron (Glee). The film is from writer/director Aram Rappaport, who last wrote and directed this year’s offbeat lovey comedy Syrup, adapted from Max Barry’s novel.
Outside of her TV work, McCormack’s feature career is pretty slight, starring in last year’s comedy drama Should’ve Been Romeo and Escape from Polygamy earlier this year. (While I haven’t seen the latter, it looks pretty dreadful.) She most recently had a starring role in the so-so NBC sitcom Welcome to the Family, but that was cancelled last month, though they may still be burning off the remaining episodes in random empty spots in their schedule. You can catch them on Hulu in any case.
Production on The Conspiracy on Jekyll Island is scheduled to continue in Chicago throughout the month, but there’s no window on when the film is looking to be released. With this much talent in the cast, it shouldn’t take long for a distribution company to swoop in and pick this one up.
McCormick reprised her role of Kate Harper last year for the short Walk and Talk the Vote: West Wing Reunion, which you can see below, followed by a blooper reel, because bloopers!