Control stars actors from Alan Wake, Max Payne


Remedy likes to reuse talent.

Control will feature the voice talents of former Remedy titles Max Payne and Alan Wake.

As part of a New York Comic Con panel, it was recently confirmed that Control will star James McCaffrey as the previous Director of the Federal Bureau of Control and Matthew Porretta as the bureau’s Head of Research. Previously, McCaffrey voiced the titular Max Payne in Max Payne and Porretta the titular Alan Wake in Alan Wake.

“We have our previous director of the bureau, Federal Bureau of Control, Trench. He is played by James McCaffrey, who is the voice of Max Payne,” Remedy’s Sam Lake told Dualshockers.

“To me the process was like, we have this secretive government agency, and you know we want this hard-boiled, cynical, older guy, as the director of this place. Then we started thinking, well maybe as a younger man he was a cop, or a fed, and this hard-boiled man of action who must now be pushed up the ladder to be the director. Who would be perfect for a role like that? Well yeah, James was a natural fit for that.

“Matt is playing the head of research, the main scientist of the bureau, Dr. Casper Darling,” Lake added. “Who more than anything looks into these unexplainable phenomena that the bureau deals with and is trying actively to push the known reality further.”

Control revolves around protagonist Jesse Faden, as portrayed by Courtney Hope. Hope previously featured in Remedy’s Quantum Break.

Control heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 in 2019.

Update: A new Control dev diary focuses on the actors detailed above.