‘John Wick’ Director to Choreograph New Scenes for ‘Birds of Prey’; TPYL Gets New Festival Date

This is all around very exciting news, and I for one, am suuuuuuuper excited about this! It was just announced via THR that the director of the John Wick films Chad Stahelski, has been brought on board by Warner Bros. to oversee second unit photography for Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

Though Cathy Yan is directing the film, reshoots are rumored to begin next month, and Stahelski will then be brought in,  taking an uncredited role and tackling and designing new action scenes for the movie.

Hitting theaters on February 7, 2020, Birds of Prey follows the story of Margot Robbie’s character Harley Quinn from the Suicide Squad films gathering up other female heroes such as Black Canary (Jurnee Bell) and the Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) to take on a crime lord by the name of Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).

In other news, The Parts You Lose will be playing at the Fin Atlantic International Film Festival on September 19 at 2pm in Halifax, NS! You can purchase tickets for that event HERE.

The Parts You Lose Trailer and Poster Revealed!

A trailer for Christopher Cantwell’s The Parts You Lose has finally been released and you can check it out below! The action thriller follows the story of a young deaf boy (played by newcomer Danny Murphy) who befriends a fugitive (Aaron Paul) that is hiding out in the boy’s family barn. You can also head to the gallery to see the trailer screencaps of Mary as well as the HQ version of the poster.

The film will hit theaters on October 4.

Trailer Screencaps

Poster

Two New Gemini Man Trailers and Screencaps!

Paramount has released two new trailers for director Ang Lee’s upcoming sci-fi action film Gemini Man. It stars Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong. I have also made screencaps of Mary’s scenes in both trailers and have added them to the gallery.

She’s going to kick so much a** in this film! I’m super excited to see her in it. The movie will hit theaters on October 11, 2019.

Trailer #2

 

International trailer

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Woody Harrelson Joins Mary in Netflix Film ‘Kate’

Just as the headline states, actor Woody Harrelson has joined Mary in her upcoming Netflix film Kate. The plot for the film is as follows:

After she’s irreversibly poisoned, a ruthless criminal operative (Winstead) has less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her enemies and in the process forms an unexpected bond with the daughter of one of her past victims.

Harrelson will play the operative’s mentor, a man who may have conflicting intentions.

Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) and written by Umair Aleem, the movie will also be produced by Bryan Unkeless (I, Tonya, Bright, Birds of Prey), Kelly McCormick (Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw) and Patrick Newall (Dhaka, The Old Man And The Gun). Executive producers are David Leitch (John Wick) and Scott Morgan.

A fall shoot is expected to begin in Asia later this year with rumored locations being in Japan and Thailand.

Back in May, it was reported that Netflix was looking for an Asian actress to take on the role of Ani, a Yakuza Princess who is a spoiled brat that is deeply connected to the criminal underworld of the Yakuza in Tokyo, Japan. After being poisoned, Kate kidnaps Ani for leverage to infiltrate the Japanese Yakuza and track down her murderer.

‘Dying City’ Opening Night Celebration

Yesterday in New York City marked the opening night of the off-Broadway play that Mary is starring in called ‘Dying City‘. The show was previously in previews since mid-May. At the celebration, Mary was joined by her cast-mate Colin Woodell along with playwright/director Christopher Shinn and her boyfriend Ewan McGregor. Head to the gallery to check out all the pics! Mary looked very pretty and it’s so nice to see new photos of her! 🙂

Running through June 30th at the Tony Kiser Theater, Dying City is an intimate and compassionate play that’s set in a spare Manhattan apartment, where a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters in this 2008 Pulitzer finalist.

You can purchase tickets for the show here or by calling the box office at (212) 246-4422.

New York Times Interviews Mary About ‘Dying City’

Now that the Off-Broadway play Dying City is taking place, Mary was recently interviewed by The New York Times about what made her want to finally get into the theater world, her work in Gemini Man, and how she enjoyed playing the role of Nikki Swango in FX’s Fargo. Below are some highlights but click the link above to read it in full. I’ve also added photo shoot outtakes into the gallery.

 

 

What made you change your mind about doing a play?

I did this PBS show called “Mercy Street” with a cast of theater actors. I came at it with an inferiority complex but they really encouraged me to try. At that point I thought I could do the Williamstown Theater Festival or something, dip my toes in. Then the script [for “Dying City”] came when I had been doing “Gemini Man” and “Birds of Prey,” back-to-back, wall-to-wall action movies — which was really fun, but I was starting to crave something intimate and personal. I thought, “That’s it, that’s what I have to do. I need something new to challenge myself.” It was sort of a no-brainer so I auditioned. I think they were already interested in me but I didn’t realize it and I was like, “Please, let me have this part!” [laughs].

In “Fargo,” Nikki struts around as if she were always in control. Was it as fun to play her as it looks?

I loved [the role] but I was like, “Me? Really? This is what you want me to play?” I was a little bit perplexed because I was expecting some sort of Minnesota-nice character. I guess I was surprised that I would be playing someone so brash and tough and sexy and ballsy — all of those things I never attributed to myself. Usually there tends to be some sort of sweetness in what I’m offered, or bookishness. But I love it when I’m offered something in the opposite direction.

“Gemini Man” is a big action thriller. Did you get to hang from a helicopter? That seems to happen a lot in this type of film.

No, but I do a lot of running around and I get to fight some people. I had to train in jiu jitsu, do a little tactical gun training — there’s some shootouts. “Birds of Prey” was the next level up. In “Gemini Man” I’m a D.I.A. [Defense Intelligence Agency] agent who’s been hired to keep an eye on Will Smith, but in “Birds of Prey” I play this assassin who’s been trained since childhood. It’s all women and genuinely funny and weird. It feels from the ’90s, in the best way.

Dying City takes place at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater, with opening set for June 3 and will run until June 30. (Previews are currently taking place).

You can purchase tickets here and if you’re 30 years old and under, can purchase tickets for $30. More info for that is on the ticket site. There is also a great Memorial Day deal going on where you can get two tickets for the price of $40 using the code DCSM40.

‘Dying City’ Production Stills

Previews for the Off-Broadway play Dying City have already begun and four new stills with Mary have been released. You can view them all by heading to the gallery or clicking the pics below.

 

 

Here is the plot synopsis:

Written and directed by Christopher Shinn, Dying City stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell.

Christopher Shinn’s intimate and compassionate play, Dying City, is set in a sparse Manhattan apartment, where a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters in this 2008 Pulitzer finalist.

Dying City takes place atSecond Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater, with opening set for June 3 and will run until June 30.

You can purchase tickets here and if you’re 30 years old and under, can purchase tickets for $30. More info for that is on the ticket site. There is also a great Memorial Day deal going on where you can get two tickets for the price of $40 using the code DCSM40.

 

‘Kate’ to Begin Filming This Fall in Tokyo

After it was previously announced late last month that Mary would be playing a deadly assassin in a new Netflix film, it’s now been revealed that filming will begin on September 19 in Japan with additional scenes to possibly be shot in Thailand. More plot details have also been released:

Ani, a Yakuza Princess, is a spoiled brat that is deeply connected to the criminal underworld of the Yakuza in Tokyo, Japan. She is both prone to profanity and seems much more mature than her age would suggest. After being poisoned, Kate kidnaps Ani for leverage to infiltrate the Japanese Yakuza and track down her murderer with less than 24 hours to live.

According to HN Entertainment, Netflix is looking to cast young Asian actresses in the lead role of Ani along with how the character factors into the plot opposite Winstead in the Toyko-set action flick.

Below is the casting breakdown for the role of Ani.

LEAD ROLE OF ANI

*12-15

*FEMALE

*ASIAN, SOUTHEAST ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER 

*SPEAKS BOTH JAPANESE & ENGLISH – FLUENCY NOT REQUIRED 

Ani, a Yakuza Princess, is a spoiled brat that is deeply connected to the criminal underworld of the Yakuza in Tokyo, Japan. She is both prone to profanity and seems much more mature than her age would suggest. After being poisoned, Kate kidnaps Ani for leverage to infiltrate the Japanese Yakuza and track down her murderer.

The film is also being produced by Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch (John Wick). No release date for the movie has been announced.