Kyle MacLachlan To Star in “Joe Exotic” As Howard Baskin
MacLachlan will star opposite the series lead Kate McKinnon, who has been cast for the role of Carole Baskin. The limited series will follow big cats lover Carole Baskin as she fights to shut down a venture that uses big cats to make profit, but unbeknownst to her, Joe is ready to exploit her checkered past in order to bring her down.
“Joe Exotic” Details
Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon will play the role of Carole Baskin, a big cat enthusiast who learns that fellow exotic animal lover Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel (John Cameron Mitchell) is breeding and using his big cats for profit.
Carole Baskin determines to shut down his venture, not knowing that he would dig up something mysterious from her past to crumble her and he will stop at nothing to expose her for what he sees as hypocrisy.
The limited series will be based off of other works, which are in turn inspired by the real life rivalry between two big cat lovers.
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“Joe Exotic” Tiger King
For those who have watched Netflix’s original Tiger King docuseries or listened to Wondery’s Joe Exotic Podcast, you already have the knowledge that Howard Baskin has been a calm and steady presence in her life, as well as a huge supporter of her work at Big Cat Rescue.
The cast also includes William Fichtner as reality show producer Rick Kirkham, Brian Van Holt as zoo manager John Reinke, Nat Wolff as Joe’s first husband Travis Maldonado and Sam Keeley as Joe’s second husband John Finlay.
Kyle MacLachlan, 62, is best known for his work in Twin Peaks, where he played the role of Dale Cooper and its film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Other movie credits include the 1984 movie Dune, Blue Velvet, Rich in Love, The Trial, The Trigger Effect, Tesla, Capone and others.