Vincent Cassel Joins “Westworld”

Vincent Cassel. Photo by Flavio Lo Scalzo/Agf/REX/Shutterstock (9230339g)

Westworld is getting a French injection.

As fans await the third season of the twisty sci-fi drama, HBO is keeping them occupied with casting news.

Vincent Cassel is now the latest actor to venture into the park.

It is rumored that the Black Swan star will become a series regular in the form of a new villain.

“We’re incredibly excited to work with Vincent Cassel,” said executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. “We’ve been longtime fans of his and are thrilled for him to join the Westworld team.”

Cassel will be joined by two more new faces when the show returns next year — Lena Waithe from Ready Player One and Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad.

Season three of Westworld will take a different avenue as previous hosts become guests of the park. Series regular Jeffrey Wright told The Hollywood Reporter: “I’m excited to explore the idea of hosts as guests, as Bernard and Dolores are guests now. The mirror reflection seems that it’s turned on this new [incarnation of] Westworld, and that is the human world. I think the exploration now of [pretending to be] human inside this world as hosts could be rich territory. Once again, it seems there’s a possibility, again, without having read one word of season three, that the worlds are turned upside down and inside out once more.”

Westworld returns in 2020.