Emma Laird joins Tom Holland and Amanda Seyfried on The Crowded Room, a dramatic thriller series written and executive produced by Akiva Goldsman for Apple Studios and New Regency.
Kornél Mundruczó, who directed the suspenseful Vanessa Kirby-Shia LaBeouf drama Pieces of a Woman, is directing the 10-episode first season of the series, based in part on The Minds of Billy Milligan, written by Daniel Keyes.
The protagonist is acquitted of a major crime (in part related to Goldsman’s own life) using his dissociative identity disorder defense and is the focus of the series. Also joining the cast are Sasha Lane (Loki) and Christopher Abbott (Catch-22). Emmy Rossum is also in final talks right now. Holland plays Danny Sullivan, a young man with multiple personalities.
Seyfried will be a clinical psychologist facing the toughest case of her career, and Rossum will be Danny’s mother. Laird plays Danny’s high school girlfriend and the only person who knows his talent and heart. The series begins production in New York in March. The rising talent may be making more of a name for herself in the coming years as she snatches a hit role in a prestigious, star-studded mini-series.
The young actress will appear opposite Jeremy Renner in the Paramount Plus series Mayor of Kingstown, created by Taylor Sheridan and recently selected for its second season.