The Long Shot cast features Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen and June Diane Raphael. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Jonathan Levine’s 2023 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Long Shot explores the relationship between a beloved female politician and a misfit male journalist. As Charlotte Field prepares for a presidential run, she falls in love with her speech writer. The narrative follows the main protagonists as they confront a series of personal and professional challenges. Here’s every actor and character in Long Shot.
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Long Shot Cast: Charlize Theron as Charlotte Field
Character Profile: The U.S. Secretary of State. She plans for a presidential campaign while taking micronaps. Charlotte falls in love a man she used to babysit.
Theron’s Resume: Aileen in Monster (2003), Josey Aimes in North Country (2005), Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Megyn Kelly in Bombshell (2019), Andy in The Old Guard (2020)
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Long Shot Cast: Seth Rogen as Fred Flarsky
Character Profile: A liberal journalist. He is a heavily-medicated man who becomes Charlotte’s main speech writer. Fred tries to stay true to himself while developing a high-profile relationship.
Rogen’s Resume: Ken Miller in Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000), Cal in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Ben Stone in Knocked Up (2007), Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs (2015), Bennie Loewy in The Fabelmans (2022)
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Long Shot Cast: June Diane Raphael as Maggie Millikin
Character Profile: Charlotte’s aide. She is skeptical of Fred. Maggie carries on a sexual relationship with a fellow aide.
Raphael’s Resume: Ann at the Bar in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Maya in Year One (2009), Brianna Hanson in Grace and Frankie (2015-), Devin LeSeven in Big Mouth (2017-), Kathy Doyle in 8-Bit Christmas (2021)
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Long Shot Cast: O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Lance
Character Profile: Fred’s best friend. He is a business owner who offers personal advice. Lance reveals that he is both a republican and a Christian.
Jackson Jr.’s Resume: Ice Cube in Straight Outta Compton (2015), Dan Pinto in Ingrid Goes West (2017), Donnie Wilson in Den of Thieves (2018), Chief Warrant Officer Barnes in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Daveed in Cocaine Bear (2023)
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Long Shot Cast: Ravi Patel as Tom
Character Profile: Charlotte’s aid. He is a DMX fan. Tom maintains a sexual relationship with Maggie.
Patel’s Resume: Director of Meet the Patels (2014) — Also, Telephone Operator in Transformers (2007), Ravi Patel in Master of None (2015-17), Kapoor in The Valet (2022), Rick in Justified: City Primeval (2023)
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Long Shot Cast: Bob Odenkirk as President Chambers
Character Profile: The U.S. President. He is a former TV star who leaves office to pursue a movie career. President Chambers takes orders from cabinet members.
Odenkirk’s Resume: Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad (2009-13), Ross Grant in Nebraska (2013), Jimmy McGill in Better Call Saul (2015-22), Jacob Winograd in Undone (2019-22), Hutch Mansell in Nobody (2021)
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The Long Shot cast also includes:
- Andy Serkis as Parker Wembley
- Randall Park as Boss
- Tristan D. Lalla as Agent M
- Alexander Skarsgård as Prime Minister James Steward
- Aladeen Tawfeek as Bharath
- Isla Dowling as Katarina Prudence Wembley
- Aviva Mongillo as Young Charlotte
- Braxton Herda as Young Fred
- Anton Koval as Alt-Right Leader
- Marcel Jeannin as CNS News Anchor
- Lisa Kudrow as Katherine
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