‘The Mosquito Coast’ Full Cast List: Meet Justin Theroux, Melissa George and other actors from the Apple TV+ thriller
The drama-thriller is about a fugitive and his family on the run, who escape into Latin America
'The Mosquito Coast' set to premiere on Apple TV+ on April 30, 2021, is about an idealistic man, disgusted with the corruption of the civilized world, who uproots his family to Latin America.
The fast-paced new seven-part series is based on American travel writer Paul Theroux's novel of the same name from 1981. The thriller is about a fugitive, Allie Fox (played by Justin Theroux, the author’s nephew) and his family on the run from the authorities after occupying space in the fringes of society for nine years. But they know it is only a matter of time when the police find their foxhole.
The series, which has been developed by Neil Cross and Tom Bissell, was made into a movie by Paul Weir in 1986 starring Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Andre Gregory, and River Phoenix. For the 2021 series, Rupert Wyatt of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' fame has directed the pilot episode. Here's all you need to know about the cast of the exciting new show.
Justin Theroux plays the role of Allie Fox. The actor comes from a family of writers. His mother is Phyllis (Grissim), a Washington Post journalist and his father is Eugene Theroux, a corporate lawyer. He was born and raised in Washington, DC and is the nephew of novelist Paul Theroux, and the cousin of journalists Louis and Marcel Theroux.
After graduating from Bennington College with a Bachelor of Arts degree Theroux moved to New York City to pursue a career in the visual arts, where he found himself immersed in stage acting. After numerous Broadway plays, his film career began.
Besides being an actor, Theroux is also a director and writer. He has written for movies such as 'Iron Man 2', 'Tropic Thunder' and 'Rock of Ages'. He has appeared in a variety of movies including 'Mulholland Dr.', 'American Psycho' and 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle' where he played Seamus O'Grady.
Theroux starred as Kevin Garvey in the HBO mystery drama series 'The Leftovers' (2014–2017), for which he received a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series. He married Jennifer Aniston in 2015. The couple are now divorced.
Australian actress Melissa George, who plays Allie's wife, professor Margot Fox, was born in Perth to Pamela, a nurse and Glenn George, a construction worker. In her childhood, George studied various forms of dance including tap, ballet, and jazz, later transitioning into professional rollerskating, for which she won several national awards by the age of 16. She went into modeling and had her acting debut in the Australian soap opera 'Home and Away' (1988).
She then moved to Los Angeles to take on bigger roles. She secured various supporting parts in films such as 'Dark City' (1998) and Steven Soderbergh's crime thriller 'The Limey' (1999), before landing a key part in David Lynch's acclaimed neo-noir mystery film, 'Mulholland Dr.' (2001).
She starred in TV shows like 'Friends' (1994) and 'Monk' (2002), followed by roles in various horror and thriller films like 'The Amityville Horror' (2005) and 'Derailed' (2005) alongside Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston and Vincent Cassel. She also starred in 'The Good Wife' and 'Grey's Anatomy'. Her greatest critical acclaim came from her role as Gabriel Byrne's love interest in 'In Treatment' (2008), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2009.
She married Chilean filmmaker Claudio Dabed, whom she met in Bali, in 2000. The marriage lasted 12 years and the couple are now divorced.
Sixteen-year-old Gabriel Bateman plays Charlie, Allie and Margot's son. The American child actor is from Turlock, California and is the sister of Talitha Bateman.
He is best known for starring in numerous horror films, including as Robert in 'Annabelle' (2014), Martin Wells in 'Lights Out' (2016), Andy Barclay in 'Child's Play' (2019), and Kyle Hunter in 'Unhinged' (2020). He has also starred in an array of family films, such as Carter Hughes in 'Benji' (2018) and Oliver Reed in 'Think Like a Dog' (2020). He's also had his stint on television as Ethan Taylor in the CBS crime drama series 'Stalker' (2014–2015) and Jack Hawthorne in the CBS mystery drama series 'American Gothic' (2016).
Logan Polish, who plays daughter, Dina, is an actress, known for 'The Astronaut Farmer' (2006) and 'Margot' (2019). Mark Polish, her father, is an actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. Logan is the niece of Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth and Jasper Polish is her cousin. She made her debut with 'The Astronaut Farmer' which was directed by her father. She has done a lot of behind-the-scenes work in writing and directing, according to TV Over Mind.
The report says that the actress likes to lounge by the water, take care of the environment and travel. It adds that she is a private person and not much is known about her personal life.
Other members of the cast include Kimberly Elise, John J Concado, Scotty Tovar, Greg Bryan, Alejandro Cardenas, Ofelia Medina, Javier Calderon, Chronicle Ganawah, Harding Junior, Tom McCafferty, José Salof, Callie Schuttera, and Gene Silvers.