Jonathan Hyde and Richard Sammel have joined the cast of Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain. The former has appeared in films like The Mummy and Anaconda. Sammel, meanwhile, was spotted taking a baseball bat to the side of his head in Inglourious Basterds.
The Strain also stars Corey Stoll, Kevin Durand and Mia Maestro. Del Toro is directing the pilot for FX and shooting is expected to begin once he is done with the Pacific Rim press tour.
When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Centers for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event – an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness.