Netflix has added two more names to the “Stranger Things” Season 3 cast list. The video-streaming service confirmed that Cary Elwes has been cast as a guest performer in the role of Mayor Kleine and Jake Busey will be playing the role of “Bruce”.
According to Netflix‘s announcement, the Mayor is “handsome, slick, and sleazy,” calling him a classic 80s politician — more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs”. This could help explain why we haven’t seen the Mayor of the small town, even though several children and adults have gone missing throughout the show.
Cary Elwes was recently a series regular on his show “The Art of More,” which has wrapped its second season for Sony/Crackle. Elwes stars in that series opposite Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth and Christian Cooke. Elwes can be seen starring in the theatrical release “The Queen of Spain,” opposite Penelope Cruz for Academy Award winning director, Fernando Trueba (“Belle Epoque”); “Sugar Mountain,” opposite Jason Momoa; and “We Don’t Belong Here,” opposite Catherine Keener and Anton Yelchin. He was recently seen in director Rob Reiner’s “Being Charlie,” which bowed at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews.
As we mentioned earlier, Jake Busey has been cast as a guest performer in the role of “Bruce”. Netflix detailed Bruce as a journalist for the The Hawkins Post, stating that the character had “questionable morals and a sick sense of humor”. Most recently, Jake starred in the Shane Black / Fox feature “The Predator,” set to release in August 2018. Jake also recurred on Ray Donovan, and is recurring on ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” and dozens of other guest spots. Busey also starred in 3 seasons of Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn,” and movies like “Starship Troopers”. Jake can also be seen in History Channel’s 8 hour epic mini-series “Texas Rising” alongside Thomas Jane, Bill Paxton, Ray Liotta and Jeremy Davies, directed by Roland Joffee. Busey plays Samuel Wallace, the man credited with reciting the legendary warning, “Remember the Alamo.”