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Mary to Star in “Gemini Man”

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Exciting news! Mary is set to star opposite Will Smith in Gemini Man.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star Opposite Will Smith in ‘Gemini Man’ (Exclusive)

Ang Lee is directing the unique action thriller

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Mary Elizabeth Winstead has nabbed the female lead in Gemini Man, the Will Smith action thriller that Ang Lee is directing.

Skydance and Paramount are behind the project, which is eyeing a February start.

The film sees Smith playing two opposing roles: one of Henry, an aging assassin who wants to get out of the business, and that of his ultimate opponent, a clone who is 25 years younger and at the peak of his abilities that has been tasked to kill him.

Winstead, who beat out Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany for the role, will play an operative who works for the same company as Henry and has been ordered to surveil him. However, she soon teams up with him.

Clive Owen is currently in talks to play one of the villains of the movie, the head of the cloning program.

Jerry Bruckheimer is producing along with Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg. Don Murphy is executive producing.

Winstead, whose last movie turn was in the hit 10 Cloverfield Lane, is coming off a co-starring run in season three of FX’s acclaimed Fargo. She is repped by WME.

Mary Joins “The Parts You Lose”

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Exciting news! Mary will co-star opposite Aaron Paul in the thriller, The Parts You Lose. A (mini) Smashed reunion!

‘Fargo’s Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Aaron Paul In ‘The Parts You Lose’ From The H Collective

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who starred on the most recent third season of FX’s Fargo, will co-star opposite Aaron Paul and newcomer Danny Murphy in thriller The Parts You Lose, which started production today in Canada. Written by Darren Lemke, the pic has Halt and Catch Fire co-creator Christopher Cantwell attached to direct.

It’s about the unlikely friendship formed between a young deaf boy, Wesley, and a fugitive criminal who takes refuge in an abandoned barn on the family’s rural North Dakota farm. Winstead will play Wesley’s mother Gail.

Mark Johnson, who won the Oscar for the 1988 Barry Levinson-directed film, Rain Man, is producing under his Gran Via banner with Tom Williams and Paul. The H Collective is fully financing the project.

Winstead, who recently wrapped production on Eva Vives’ All About Nina opposite Common, is repped by WME.

“Fargo” Season 3 Finale: Mary on Nikki’s Ending

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Mary talked with The Daily Beast to discuss Fargo. Check out the interview below (or click here)! Warning: the interview contains spoilers. What did you think of the season finale?

‘Fargo’ Season 3 Finale: Mary Elizabeth Winstead on Nikki Swango’s Tragic Ending

The actress who brought Nikki Swango to life explains how her quest for ‘vengeance’ went so wrong. Warning: Major spoilers for the Season 3 finale.

After nearly two decades of important television dominated by “difficult men,” we may finally have the 21st century’s first truly great TV antiheroine.

From the moment Mary Elizabeth Winstead appeared on screen in Fargo’s third season as Nikki Swango, bridge-playing parolee to Ewan McGregor’s down-and-out parole officer Ray Stussy, it has been impossible to look away. When, in episode two, she spontaneously decided to leave her bloody tampon in the desk drawer of Ray’s brother Emmit, also played by McGregor, she was seared in our memory forever.

The third—and possibly final—season of Noah Hawley’s Coen brothers-inspired anthology series may not have been as exhilarating as the first or as beautifully constructed as the second, but it did have its standout moments. And many of them belonged to Winstead, who emerged as the unexpected protagonist by the end, seeking vengeance for the untimely death of her beloved Ray and teaming up with Russell Harvard’s Mr. Wrench (the only character to appear in all three seasons of the show) in an attempt to take down David Thewlis’ terrifying V. M. Varga.

Months after braving the “Calgary cold” of Fargo’s shoot, Winstead is back home in Los Angeles, where she caught up with The Daily Beast ahead of Wednesday night’s finale. She says the experience of playing the indomitable Nikki Swango has “spoiled her” to the point that she’s taking her time to look for the next project. And she’s not quite ready to say goodbye.

Below is an edited and condensed version of our conversation, including major spoilers from Fargo’s season three finale.
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Mary Teases “Fargo” Season Finale

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017

Fargo actress teases season finale: ‘You do not know what to expect’

Last week marked Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley’s admission that season 3 might be the last for FX’s anthology series. But there’s still plenty to look forward to before this season comes to a close, as star Mary Elizabeth Winstead told EW on the latest episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show

There are plenty of references to the filmography of original Fargo directors Joel and Ethan Coen throughout the show’s scripts. If the dynamic between Nikki and Ray (one of Ewan McGregor’s two roles this season) doesn’t remind you of the relationship between Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter in Raising Arizona, maybe it should. Winstead said, “That’s actually the one Coen Brothers movie I watched before we started, because I thought maybe there would be something there to kind of pick up on.”

She even called out a shot from the season premiere as a possible “homage to a shot of Nicolas Cage getting arrested in Raising Arizona.”

Though such allusions aren’t always blatantly mentioned by Hawley, Winstead explained, “I think most of us involved are very familiar with the movies … so I think they kinda stand out on the page, even if it’s not referenced. But occasionally a script, a line would say, ‘A la The Big Lebowski’ or ‘By the way, this is The Big Lebowski moment’ or something, but usually it’s sort of unspoken…”

Winstead remained pretty tight-lipped about the finale, saying, “I think, as ever, in Fargo, you do not know what to expect in the end, and I would hate to give anything away, because that’s what’s so lovely and sweet and special about it, is that, like, you get that experience of going, ‘Oh my God.’” She did make a point to tease that Nikki will get to drive none other than a semi-truck, come episode 9.

To hear more about Fargo, check out the clip above.

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“Fargo” Season 3 Premiere Date

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

‘Fargo’ Season 3 Premiere Date Set by FX

FX has set the premiere date for the third season of “Fargo.” The newest installment of the anthology series from writer and executive producer Noah Hawley will debut Wednesday, April 19 at 10 p.m. on the cable channel.

Currently in production in Calgary, the third season of “Fargo” stars Ewan McGregor as twins Emmit and Ray Stussy — Emmit the parking-lot king of Minnesota, Ray a balding, pot-bellied parole officer who blames his brother for his misfortunes. Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and David Thewlis also star.

The new season is set in the year 2010, making it the most contemporary installment in the crime-drama anthology loosely inspired by the films of Joel and Ethan Coen. Speaking at the Television Critics association press tour in January, executive producer Warren Littlefield said of Hawley’s approach to the season, “Noah is enjoying that technology in many ways is supposed to unite; and, in fact, perhaps that’s not what happens at all. And so I think, visually and aesthetically, you’ll see Noah commenting on a world Carrie [where] has a scene where she’s going to be on a plane, and she notices everyone around her has their heads down and their face in their phone, and no one is communicating. No one is talking, and I think, from her perspective, that seems rather strange. That seems very alien. So Noah is going to have a lot of fun, I think, commenting on and embracing the world as it is almost today.”

“Fargo” won three Primetime Emmy Awards in its first season and two in its second season. The series is executive produced by Hawley, the Coen brothers, Littlefield, and John Cameron. It is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions.

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