VARIETY – Mary Elizabeth Winstead is set to star in the Netflix actioner “Kate,” sources tell Variety.
“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is helming from a script by Umair Aleem.
The story revolves around a female assassin, who, after being poisoned and given less than 24 hours to live, must go on a manhunt through the streets of Tokyo to take vengeance on her murderer before she dies.
The film will likely begin production this year.
The movie will be produced by Bryan Unkeless — who most recently worked with Winstead on the Harley Quinn spinoff, “Birds of Prey” — “Hobbs & Shaw” and “Deadpool 2” producer Kelly McCormick, and Patrick Newall. “Hobbs & Shaw” director David Leitch is exec producing with Scott Morgan.
Netflix landed the project in 2017 after winning an aggressive bidding war for the highly coveted property.
Winstead has gotten more and more comfortable with action-heavy roles after starring in “10 Cloverfield Lane,” the upcoming Ang Lee pic “Gemini Man” and “Birds of Prey,” where she will play Huntress opposite Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. She also showed off her strong action chops in the most recent season of the FX series “Fargo.”
She is repped by WME. Nicolas-Troyan is repped by CAA and Bloom Hergott. Aleem is repped by Verve, Lit Entertainment and Felker Toczek.
Exciting news! Mary is set to star opposite Will Smith in Gemini Man.
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.
Exciting news! Mary will co-star opposite Aaron Paul in the thriller, The Parts You Lose. A (mini) Smashed reunion!
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: 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.
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?
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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