Donald Sutherland directed toward CBS’ ‘Eastmans’

03.26.09 8 years ago


Donald Sutherland as the patriarch of a wealthy, intelligent, eccentric family? That sounds so crazy it just might work!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “Dirty Sexy Money” star has been cast as the family patriarch in CBS’ “The Eastmans,” about a dysfunctional family of doctors. 

The trade says that Sutherland’s character is a roguish, but distinguished cardiologist.

Sutherland joins David Wilson Barnes, Saffron Burrows, Gaby Hoffman and Jesse Bradford in the drama.

Most recently seen as Tripp Darling on ABC’s not-yet-cancelled-but-probably-not-coming-back “Dirty Sexy Money,” Sutherland’s other recent TV credits include ABC’s “Commander in Chief.” On the big screen, the “Klute” star was most recently seen in “Fool’s Gold,” “Reign Over Me” and “Beerfest.”

In other CBS casting news, Joaquim de Almeida (“24”) will play the director of an institute of transplant medicine on CBS’ “Three Rivers.” The medical drama will also star Alex O’Loughlin and Julia Ormond.

Stay up to date with the latest breaking news in the worlds of movies, TV and music by signing up for HitFix E-mail Alerts.

Don’t miss out. Add HitFix to your iGoogle, My Yahoo or My MSN experience by clicking here.

Not part of the HitFix Nation yet? Take 90 seconds and sign up today.

Around The Web