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Rising film actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead will join the throngs of other primarily big screen actors heading for the small screen. Today it was announced that Winstead has agreed to the starring role in ABC drama pilot “Exposed.” The Deadline report says Winstead turned down several other TV offers before saying yes to the adaptation based on the novels by Liza Marklund. Winstead will take on the role of Anna (Annika in the original Swedish novels), an ambitious rising reporter who’s willing to do whatever it takes to get theRead More
Mary Elizabeth Winstead has joined “Kill the Messenger”, the biopic of journalist Gary Webb, according to Deadline. Jeremy Renner plays Webb in the Michael Cuesta-directed film, with Rosemarie DeWitt and Barry Pepper also part of the supporting cast. Webb was a San Jose Mercury News reporter during the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s, who published an expose detailing the link between the CIA and Contra rebels in Nicaragua in importing and selling cocaine on the streets of California. Rather than make his career, the expose elicited harsh criticisms which renderedRead More
Mary Elizabeth Winstead has committed to starring in a new indie drama as her next project, according to Deadline. She’s currently shooting actor Chris Messina’s untitled directorial debut, and then will segue to “Faults”, the feature directorial debut of her husband Riley Stearns. The two have already collaborated on several short films. In “Faults”, riding the wave of indie pics that revolve around cults, Winstead will play a cult member whose parents try to save by hiring an expert to deprogram her. But as the expert digs deeper, he beginsRead More
Mary Elizabeth Winstead is joining “The Mindy Project” star Chris Messina‘s directorial debut, an untitled film from writers Jessica Strong, Katie Nehry and Justin Shilton. Troy Garity, Derek Luke and Don Johnson will also star in the film which follows “workaholic attorney Alex [Winstead], who is forced to reinvent her life after her husband suddenly leaves. Now faced with the humdrum and sometimes catastrophic events that permeate the fabric of our lives, Alex discovers both a vulnerability and inner strength she had not yet tapped all while trying to holdRead More
“This is Where I Leave You” is not dead. The ensemble family comedy had been in limbo since original director Adam Shankman left the project before finalizing deals with actors including Zac Efron, Malin Akerman, Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis to join the cast, but now the project is getting back on track. Shawn Levy took over directing duties from now-producer Shankman, and Bateman has signed back on for the lead role of Judd Foxman. It looks like Bateman may be the only original cast member to return to theRead More
Rising indie star Mackenzie Davis has joined the cast of ensemble romantic comedy “Are We Officially Dating?”, according to Variety. Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan play a trio of friends who make a pact to stay single just as they each begin to fall in love. Imgoen Poots plays one of the young ladies on the receiving end of their affections, and Davis is replacing “True Blood” actress Deborah Ann Woll in playing the ex-wife of one of the boys. Tom Gormican wrote and will direct theRead More
“Breaking Bad” is wrapping up, and Aaron Paul is wasting no time gearing up for a big screen career. EW reports today that the Emmy winner is the first to sign on for one of the lead roles in car racing video game adaptation “Need for Speed.” Meanwhile, presumably, a couple of younger actors like Aussies Luke Bracey and Brenton Thwaites are still vying for a different role. Brothers George Gatins and John Gatins developed the original story which is based on the entire Electronic Arts video game franchise, ratherRead More
The search for the female lead of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is becoming one of those long-winded musical chair sessions. First it was Imogen Poots vs. Felicity Jones vs. Anna Kendrick, then it was Poots up against a few other names, including Alison Brie, Emilia Clarke, Teresa Palmer and Jessica Brown-Findlay. Now, the latest rumor suggests it may not be any of the above. Latino Review reports that Marvel actually “has the most traction” with a name that has not been on either list: Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The youngRead More
There has been buzz about this move since it premiered at Sundance in January, but today we finally have the trailer for James Ponsoldt’s relationship dramedy “Smashed”, which sees Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul as a couple of happily married kids whose bond is sustained by a mutual love for getting drunk. Things get tense when Winstead’s character decides it’s time to stop and begins going to AA, where she is befriended by Octavia Spencer in her first role since winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “The Help.”Read More
Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kyle Chandler have joined the cast of teen coming of age dramedy “The Spectacular Now”, which already stars Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Dayo Okeniyi and Brie Larson. Variety also reports that Bob Odenkirk, Andre Royo, Kaitlyn Dever and Masam Holden have also joined the cast in supporting roles. In the James Ponsoldt-directed film based on Tim Tharp’s novel, Teller plays Sutter Keely, a party-hard high school student who stumbles across Woodley’s shy and introverted Aimee. Instead of good girl Aimee saving Sutter from his bad boyRead More