J.K. Simmons has joined the cast of Clint Eastwood’s Juror No. 2.

Per Deadline, Simmons has been tapped to play a juror in Clint Eastwood’s upcoming courtroom thriller. He’s joining an ensemble cast that includes Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Gabriel Basso, Zoey Deutch, Kiefer Sutherland, Leslie Bibb, and Chris Messina.

Simmons has been professionally acting since the 1990s. In the world of comic book movies, Simmons played J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies and James Gordon in the DCEU. He won an Oscar in 2015 for playing Fletcher in Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, while he was also nominated for another in 2022 for Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos.

He’s additionally starred in 2007’s Juno, 2008’s Burn After Reading, 2009’s Jennifer’s Body, 2016’s The Accountant, 2019’s Klaus, and more, along with a number of television roles in shows such as Law & Order, Oz, The Closer, The Legend of Kora, and Ultimate Spider-Man.

What is Juror No. 2 about?

“Family man Justin Kemp who, while serving as a juror in a high profile murder trial, finds himself struggling with a serious moral dilemma…one he could use to sway the jury verdict and potentially convict or free the wrong killer,” the synopsis reads.”

With a script written by Jonathan Abrams, Juror No. 2 was officially announced in April 2023 from Warner Bros. Production on the movie began in June 2023; however, it was delayed one month later because of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strike. Filming has since resumed in Atlanta, Georgia.

In addition to directing, Eastwood is also producing the movie with Tim Moore, Jessica Meier, Adam Goodman, and Matt Skiena. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, and David M. Bernstein serve as executive producers.

Juror No. 2 does not yet have an official release date from Warner Bros.

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