Eric Ladin joins S4 of Boardwalk Empire

LOS ANGELES ( - Could the feds be preparing to close in on Nucky Thompson?

Eric Ladin - aka, campaign manager Jamie Wright on the AMC drama "The Killing" - has been cast in the upcoming fourth season of HBO's period gangster drama, starring Steve Buscemi as Atlantic City kingpin Thompson.

Ladin will play FBI director J. Edgar Hoover - an addition to the show that just might prove to be problematic to Thompson as he attempts to strengthen his position in the world of organized crime.

The HBO drama has been bolstering its cast for the fourth season. "Casino Royale" actor Jeffrey Wright has been cast as Harlem kingpin Valentin Narcisse, while Ron Livingston has signed on for the season as Roy Philips, who comes to town and captures the fancy of Gillian Darmody (Gretchen Mol).

In addition to the upcoming stint on "Boardwalk Empire," Ladin also has a role in the dramedy "Highland Park," which stars Danny Glover, "Twilight" alum Billy Burke and Parker Posey.

still holding out for teen detective eliot ness!!

also wow, I just realized I recognize this actor from the hot mess that was S4 of big love (not his fault), does anyone else remember that??

p.s. I actually did not make this post to do this, but if I'm here I might as well post a link to michael shannon in xoxo magazine's april 2013 cover story to make your friday a little more bold/beautiful, yw!!

Source: TheWrap/ LA Times