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Lodge 49 - Wyatt Russell to Star in AMC Drama



AMC has found its next leading man.

Wyatt Russell has been tapped to star in the cabler's upcoming drama Lodge 49, it was announced Thursday.

Exec produced by Paul Giamatti, the project is described as a modern fable set in Long Beach, Calif. At the center is Dud (Russell), a deadbeat but charming ex-surfer who joins a fraternal order hoping to reclaim the simple, happy lifestyle he lost when his father died. Through the Lodge and his newfound connection with the other members, Dud comes to discover the missing sense of purpose in his life and confront his deepest fears and greatest hopes.

“Dud is a layered, complex, and fascinating character who embodies hope and futility, comedy and tragedy, and the fragility of life,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “Wyatt brings the nuance, warmth and depth to this loveable and iconic character, and we're thrilled to have him.”

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