EXCLUSIVE: Pepi Sonuga (9-1-1, Thriller) and Andrew Dice Clay (Blue Jasmine, A Star Is Born) are set for recurring roles opposite Lily James, Sebastian Stan and Seth Rogen in Pam & Tommy, Hulu’s limited series based on the true story behind the release of the first ever viral video — the sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. Nick Offerman also stars.
Written by Robert Siegel and DV DeVincentis, Annapurna-produced Pam & Tommy stars James and Stan as the famous celebrity couple.
Sonuga will play Melanie, Pam’s best friend and wing-woman. Confident and strong, she becomes overprotective when bad-boy rock star Tommy Lee takes a liking to her best friend.
Clay will portray Butchie. A mob guy but not a “Mob Guy,” Butchie’s malevolence is matter-of-fact and he’s tired of what you’ve said before you’ve finished saying it. He can’t stand clowns, but that’s who borrows money at loan-shark interest rates, so he controls himself when dealing with them. Until they f*ck up.
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Siegel and DeVincentis executive produce and DeVincentis also serves as showrunner. Craig Gillespie directs and also executive produces with Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver and Alex McAtee via Point Grey; James Franco, Dave Franco and Vince Jolivette via Ramona; Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle and Ali Krug via Anapurna; along with Chip Vucelich, Dylan Sellers and Sarah Gubbins.
Sonuga was a series regular on Freeform’s Famous in Love. Her recent TV credits include guest roles on Into the Dark and 9-1-1. She recently was seen in features Under the Silver Lake and Thriller.
Clay starred in the semi-autobiographical series Dice, which aired for two seasons on Showtime. He was most recently seen on Hap and Leonard and the features A Star Is Born and Blue Jasmine.