Elias Koteas, the Canadian actor widely known for his role as Alvin “Al” Olinsky in the Chicago franchise, is set to join the cast of “Inner Child” in the lead role.
In a recent tweet, the maker behind the series, Inner Child, also confirmed his arrival in the movie. It stated:
“We can’t wait to work with this talent, Elias Koteas!
Production is to begin this year. Stay tuned for further updates!
#talent #cast #eliaskoteas”
The Canadian actor is famous for his versatility and incredible execution. Elias has won tons of awards for his lead and supporting roles; he won the Canadian Screen Awards for his film Ararat.
Elias Koteas has also been a part of a few iconic films as well such as Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Skinwalkers (2007), The Adjuster (1991), Exotica (1994), The Thin Red Line (1998), The Prophecy (1995), Fallen (1998), Shooter (2007), Crash (1996), Harrison’s Flowers (2002), Collateral Damage (2002), Living Out Loud (1998), Zodiac (2007), and Shutter Island (2010).
When asked about his experience working with these movies, he mentioned, “Quite honestly, my life at that time was in such turmoil. That’s really what I remember,” Koteas admits. “The job was a reprieve from that: going and playing with turtles and pretending I’m this swashbuckling, tree-swinging, rooftop vigilante guy.”
Makers prioritize Koteas for this role due to his incredible performance in these films. His experience as an actor and ability to work in diverse roles made him the first choice for the casting director. Elias is best known for his art of bringing a sense of authenticity and simplicity to the role he has been given. Thi is something the filmmakers of Inner Child are looking for in their film.
One of the primary reasons the showrunner might have given him this opportunity is his prestigious personality. His presence in the film will bring a certain level of prestige and a unique perspective to the narrative. No doubt, Koteas is going to make a positive impact on the film and may even bring it award recognition.
As far as his personal life is concerned, he was born into a middle-class family in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His father was a mechanic who worked for the Canadian Missionary Railways, while his mother was a milliner. He has his certification in theater from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts New York and a few degrees from Vanier College Montreal.