Ryan Kwanten To Play Charles Manson

File this under incongruous/unexpected casting news. While on the promotion trail for new outback thriller Red Hill, Ryan Kwanten, best known as True Blood’s shirt adverse idiot Jason Stackhouse, confirmed that he will play cult leader and noted insane person Charles Manson in a new film titled “The Family”.

Can’t comment on Manson’s abdominal definition or Kwanten’s willingness to inscribe a swastika into his forehead but this just seems like odd casting, no? The film will be helmed by American director Brad Anderson (The Machinist) and focus on “Manson and the murders his followers committed”.

NBC via Gawker

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