The movie adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling thriller about class, rural America, poverty, opportunism and Satanic cults in the 1980s just got one actor larger. Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks has signed on to Dark Places with Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz, House Of Cards’ Corey Stoll and Rescue Me’s Andrea Roth.
Hendricks will play the older Krissi Cates character in the film from director Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Krissi has been haunted by a secret from her past that could have great implications for Theron’s Libby Day character and her jailed brother Ben (Stoll). In the book, Krissi is a barely-getting-by stripper who had accused Ben decades before of being a child molester and some other very serious misdeeds.
Before Dark Places, the multiple-Emmy-nominated Hendricks will be seen in the Ryan Gosling-directed fantasy noir film How To Catch A Monster along with former Doctor Who Matt Smith and Eva Mendes. She’s also in God’s Pocket, a drama directed by her Mad Men co-star John Slattery and starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro. Richard Jenkins and Eddie McGee.
Hendricks is repped by ICM Partners and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon.