Giancarlo Esposito Joins "Poker Night"

I simply must take a moment to celebrate the success of my dear friend Greg Francis, who—after nearly two decades of directing TV—is currently shooting his feature debut, Poker Night.

The film, a scrappy indie thriller that has taken almost 10 years and many false starts to finally be greenlit, got a mention in Deadline Hollywood today when the producers announced that Giancarlo Esposito had signed onto the picture.

In addition to Esposito—best known right now for his work on Breaking Bad, although I most associate him with Once Upon a Time—Greg gets to direct Ron Perlman, Titus Welliver, Ron Eldard, and Beau Mirchoff.

I couldn’t be more thrilled for him, and I can’t wait to see the product of all that creative collaboration.