Tony Nominee Billy Magnussen Boards CBS All Access Fairy Tale Thriller Tell Me a Story

Film & TV News   Tony Nominee Billy Magnussen Boards CBS All Access Fairy Tale Thriller Tell Me a Story
 
The Into the Woods star will lead the drama, which weaves such tales as “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel.”
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After appearing in the film adaptation of Into the Woods, Billy Magnussen has been tapped for another fairy-tale mashup. The Tony nominee will lead CBS All Access’ straight-to-series thriller Tell Me a Story.

According to Deadline, the streaming series will weave the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, and the Three Little Pigs into a modern, New York-set tale involving greed, revenge, and murder. Magnussen will play Nick, a high school teacher trying to track down a girl from a one-night-stand—and perhaps taking things too far.

Liz Friedlander will direct and executive produce the first two episodes of the series, from Kevin Williamson and Aaron Kaplan.

Magnussen, who earned a Tony nomination for his performance in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, recently appeared in the comedy Game Night. His upcoming film credits include Disney’s live-action Aladdin, The Oath, and Velvet Buzzsaw.

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