By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, TRH
Though overlooked, Stephen Root is an incredibly versatile actor. The guy has done the most broad range of roles, ranging from crime, drama and comedy. Sure, most of the current generation know him for comedy, but he's got it all. Showing his versatility, he has been cast for both Fox Searchlight's Cedar Rapids and Robert Redford's (serious) drama, The Conspirator.
Stephen Root for Cedar Rapids and The Conspirator
Signing on to Cedar Rapids, Root joins Ed Helms, Anne Heche and John C. Reilly, playing the proud owner of an insurance company and Helms boss' in the ensemble comedy being directed by Miguel Arteta.
Up next is The Conspirator, where Root will star alongside James McAvoy and Robin Wright (Penn). In the historical drama, the actor will play a principal witness for the prosecution in the trail of a Confederate sympathizer who is tried as a conspirator in the Lincoln assassination.