HBO’s ‘The Sympathizer’ Adds Scott Ly to Cast (EXCLUSIVE) |

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Scott Ly has signed connected to subordinate HBO’s “The Sympathizer” successful a recurring role, Variety has learned.

He’s attached to play Gunner Dao, a Vietnamese erstwhile worker who escaped to nan US and is portion of nan Recon squad.

Ly joins antecedently announced formed members Hoa Xuande, Fred Nguyen Khan, Toan Le, Vy Le and Alan Trong, Sandra Oh, Kieu Chinh and Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen. Robert Downey Jr. is slated to play aggregate supporting roles arsenic nan main antagonists. He besides serves arsenic an executive shaper connected nan project.

Based connected Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning debut caller of nan aforesaid name, “The Sympathizer” is an espionage thriller and cross-culture satire astir nan struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy during nan last days of nan Vietnam War and his resulting exile successful nan United States. Production precocious wrapped and took spot betwixt Thailand and Los Angeles.

Park Chan-wook serves arsenic director, writer, arsenic good arsenic some executive shaper and co-showrunner pinch Don McKellar. Susan Downey will executive nutrient connected behalf of Team Downey alongside Amanda Burrell. Kim Ly, Ron Schmidt and Nguyen will besides service arsenic executive producers pinch Niv Fichman for Rhombus Media and Jisun Back for Moho Film. “The Sympathizer” is co-produced by HBO and A24.

Ly astir precocious starred successful “A Tourist Guide to Love” other “She’s All That” prima Rachel Leigh Cook. The movie premiered connected Netflix connected April 21. His different credits see “Animal Kingdom,” “FBI: Most Wanted” and “Legend of Souls.”

He is repped by Buchwald and Endorse Management Group.