Additional cast announced for “O’Keeffe” biopic


Four more join O’Keeffe story

Ed Begley Jr., Tyne Daly among actors in biopic

By Kimberly Nordyke

Nov 19, 2008, 12:00 AM ET

Ed Begley Jr., Tyne Daly, Linda Emond and Henry Simmons have been cast opposite Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons in the Lifetime original biopic “Georgia O’Keeffe.”

“O’Keeffe,” from Sony Pictures TV, will follow the 20-year love affair between the American artist (Allen) and photographer Alfred Stieglitz (Irons).

Begley plays Alfred’s brother, Lee, a doctor who examines Georgia after she faints and years later when she suffers a breakdown.

Daly is set as artist Mabel Dodge Stern, a friend of Georgia’s who lives in New Mexico.

Emond plays Georgia’s friend Beck, with whom she travels on her life-changing trip to New Mexico.

Simmons portrays writer Jean Toomer, with whom she has an affair later in her life.

Bob Balaban is directing the movie, set to premiere in third-quarter 2009.