David Strathairn to Star in Edward James Olmos’ ‘The Devil Has a Name’

David Strathairn to Star in Edward James Olmos’ ‘The Devil Has a Name’

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Edward James Olmos will direct and star alongside David Strathairn in “The Devil Has a Name.” The film is described as an environmental, dark comedy. Both men are Oscar nominees — Olmos for “Stand and Deliver” and Strathairn for “Good Night and Good Luck.”

The film centers on an unhinged oil baron who gets in a bruising standoff with a stubborn farmer after the water on his farm was poisoned by her company. This portrait of corporate greed is based on a true story.

In addition to directing, Olmos will play Santiago, a Mexican immigrant and confidant, while Strathairn will star as the oil empire-fighting farmer.

 

Strathairn’s best-known film projects include “Sneakers,” “The Bourne Legacy,” and “Eight Men Out.” He also won an Emmy Award for HBO’s Temple Grandin and recently appeared in Amazon Studio’s “McMafia.”

 

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