Amazon Original Series "The Romanoffs," Created by Matthew Weiner, Casts Diane Lane
Amazon Original Series The Romanoffs, created, written, directed and executive produced by nine-time Emmy award winner Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), has added Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful) to its slate of guest stars joining the series. The series is also executive produced and written by Semi Chellas (Mad Men). Kriss Turner Towner (The Bernie Mac Show), Blake McCormick (Mad Men), and Kathy Ciric (Z: The Beginning of Everything) co-executive produce.
The Romanoffs is a one-hour contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Weiner is set to direct all episodes of the series that will debut on Prime Video next year.
Lane joins recently announced Aaron Eckhart (Sully), Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Golden Globe nominee Marthe Keller (Marathon Man), Emmy nominated Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Emmy nominated John Slattery (Mad Men), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Amanda Peet (Togetherness), Corey Stoll (The Strain), Grammy winner Andrew Rannells (Girls), Mike Doyle (Odd Mom Out), JJ Feild (TURN: Washington's Spies), Janet Montgomery (Salem), and Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Paul Reiser (Red Oaks).
Diane Lane has received "Best Actress" accolades by the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics, and Academy Award, SAG and Golden Globe nominations for her starring role as an adulterous wife in the critically-acclaimed Unfaithful. Lane made her film debut opposite Sir Laurence Olivier in George Roy Hill's A Little Romance. Additional screen credits include Audrey Wells' Under the Tuscan Sun, based on the novel by Frances Mayes that earned Lane another Golden Globe nomination, Nights in Rodanthe opposite Richard Gere, Hollywoodland with Ben Affleck, Must Love Dogs opposite John Cusack and Christopher Plummer, A Perfect Storm with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, A Walk on the Moon co-starring Viggo Mortensen and Liev Schreiber, and landing Lane an Independent Spirit Award nomination, Trumbo with Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren whose cast was recognized by SAG with a "Best Ensemble" nomination, as well as Sir Richard Attenborough's Chaplin opposite Robert Downey Jr. She has co-starred in four films with director Francis Ford Coppola: The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club and Jack opposite Robin Williams, and starred in Eleanor Coppola's directorial debut, Paris Can Wait. Lane earned Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for her leading role in HBO's Cinema Verite co-starring Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini. Lane's stage credits include Bathsheba Doran's The Mystery of Love and Sex, Joseph Papp's (1997) and Roundabout Theatre Company's 2016 production of The Cherry Orchard. On television, Lane received an Emmy nomination for her role as Lorena in the CBS series Lonesome Dove opposite Robert Duvall. She co-starred in A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Jessica Lange and Paris Can Wait co-star Alec Baldwin. On November 17, Lane returns to the screen as Martha Kent in Justice League.
Prime members will be able to stream The Romanoffs next year via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at amazon.com/originals. Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership.