“10 Cloverfield Lane” star Mary Elizabeth Winstead has joined the third season of FX’s acclaimed crime anthology series “Fargo.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, she’ll play Nikki Swango, “a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge playing.” Ewan McGregor was cast in twin roles as brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy; Emmit is the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, while Ray is a parole officer who blames his brother for his problems. Carrie Coon also joined the series as Gloria Burgle, the practical chief of police.
Debuting next spring, “Fargo” Season 3 is rumored to be set in 2010 following the events of the first season, which starred Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman and Colin Hanks. None of the stars from Season 1 are officially set to return, but the rumor is that creator Noah Hawley (“Legion”) is looking to bring back one character.
Winstead is also known for her roles in “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Live Free or Die Hard” and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” She is stars on CBS’s political satire comedy-drama “BrainDead,” which closed out its debut season last week. Her involvement in “Fargo” depends on whether “BrainDead” is renewed, as filming of the second season would conflict with the FX series’ production schedule.
Inspired by the celebrated 1996 film by Joel and Ethan Coen, “Fargo” features a different setting and cast each season. The second season, set in 1979, starred Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemmons, Ted Danson and Jean Smart.
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