Beetz will join Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and Natalie Portman. The film, which comes from Fargo creator Noah Hawley, centers on a married astronaut played by Portman. She returns to Earth following a mission into space and begins an affair with Hamm, who plays another astronaut. According to THR, Portman’s character “heads into a downward spiral as she loses her connection to her family—a condition that can afflict those who spend a long time in space—and when her lover begins another affair with an astronaut trainee, the bottom drops out.” Beetz will be starring as the trainee Hamm has his affair with.
This is just one of the many projects underway from the Atlanta breakout star. In addition to the second season of Donald Glover’s hit show, Beetz has a role in the forthcoming Deadpool sequel, is in talks to star in a Jean Seberg biopic titled Against All Enemies with Kristen Stewart, and recently wrapped High Flying Bird from Steven Soderbergh and Moonlight screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney.
According to Variety, it’s unclear which role Beetz will play in Against All Enemies. The film centers on the FBI’s attempt to discredit actress Jean Seberg through its Cointelpro program in retaliation for her support of the Black Panther Party. Kristen Stewart is starring as Sedberg.
Beetz also maintains a recurring role in the Netflix series Easy. The second season of Atlanta wraps up on May 10 on FX.