Casting: Cranston, Lane, Howerton, Brotherton

How I Met Your Mother
Bryan Cranston is set to reprise his role of Hammond Druthers in an upcoming episode of the ninth season of CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother”.

Cranston appeared in two second season episodes as the character, the awful and abusive boss of Ted. [Source: IGN]

The Money
Nathan Lane is set to co-star with Brendan Gleeson in the HBO drama pilot “The Money,” the new show from “Deadwood” creator David Milch.

Gleeson plays a media mogul who uses his power and influence to expand his empire and control his family. Lane plays a reporter for a newspaper that the mogul owns. [Source: Broadway]

Guardians of the Galaxy
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” actor Glenn Howerton has revealed that he auditioned for the role of Star Lord in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a role that ultimately went to Chris Pratt. [Source: Zap2It]

Fast and Furious 7
John Brotherton (“The Conjuring,” “One Life to Live”) has joined the cast of the currently filming “Fast and Furious 7” at Universal.

Brotherton plays Sheppard, the right-hand man of Kurt Russell’s character in the car-fuelled sequel. [Source: Deadline]