Augusto Aguilera, who last starred opposite Miles Teller in Nicolas Winding Refn‘s gritty Amazon series Too Old to Die Young, is set to join Jennifer Garner in Apple’s limited series The Last Thing He Told Me, Above the Line has exclusively learned.
Garner stars as a woman who forms an unexpected relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter (Angourie Rice, Mare of Easttown) while searching for the truth about why her husband, Owen (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones), has mysteriously disappeared.
The limited series is based on the bestselling novel by Laura Dave, who created the show and adapted her own book with the help of Oscar-winning screenwriter Josh Singer (Spotlight). Reese Witherspoon‘s Hello Sunshine optioned the book and is producing alongside 20th Television. Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine partner Lauren Neustadter are executive producing with Garner, Dave and Singer, while director Olivia Newman (Where the Crawdads Sing) will serve as a co-executive producer.
Aguilera broke out several years ago on the ABC Family series Chasing Life and co-starred in Shane Black‘s The Predator, though he most recently starred in the ABC series Promised Land.
However, Aguilera is best known (to me, at least) for playing Jesus Rojas, the dangerous nephew of a powerful cartel boss, in Too Old to Die Young, which really deserves to be seen by a wider audience. Aguilera (and his co-star Cristina Rodlo) really impressed me with his work on that show — at one point, I thought he should be in the running to star in the new Scarface movie in the works at Universal — and I’m eager to see a different side of him in The Last Thing He Told Me, in which he’ll play a U.S. Marshall trying to keep Garner and Rice’s characters safe. He’s represented by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content.