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
*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.
After just completing her work in Birds of Prey as Huntress, landing the female lead in the off Broadway play Dying City and with Gemini Man coming into theaters later this year in October, Mary is on a roll lately and on fire! Clearly she’s focusing on her work and it’s just been announced by Variety that she will star in the Netflix film Kate.
The film follows a female assassin (Winstead), 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. Filming is expected to begin later this year.
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan will direct the film and it will 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.
CONGRATS, MARY!! Can’t wait to see you kick ass once again!
I’m so excited to share a huge update with you guys–A brand new trailer has been released for Gemini Man, which will be hitting theaters on October 11! Along with a trailer, Paramount also released a poster featuring Will Smith and just yesterday, Mary, Will and Victor Hugo (Will’s stand in) were spotted on set in NYC filming reshoots. Head to the gallery to check out all of the new photos and see the trailer below:
Filming reshoots in NYC (4/22/2019)
Directed by Ang Lee, Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. Clive Owen and Benedict Wong also star in the film. This movie looks so good! Can’t wait to see it!
In some very exciting news, it has been announced that Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired domestic distribution rights to The Parts You Lose, the Christopher Cantwell thriller starring Aaron Paul, Scoot McNairy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Danny Murphy. A late summer theatrical release is planned for the movie, which is having its world premiere tonight at the Sun Valley Film Festival.
In the film, Aaron plays a fugitive criminal who forms an unlikely bond with Wesley, a deaf child (Murphy). When authorities close in on the farm he’s chosen to hide out in, Wesley has to decide whom to trust. Mary will play Danny Murphy’s character’s mother, Gayle.
Glad we finally got some news about this film! Hopefully a trailer isn’t too far away now! I will let you all know about a theatrical release once more info is available!
February 21 by JessicaComments are off for this post
Just as the title reads, today (February 21), Mary was spotted on the set of Birds of Prey in Los Angeles filming a scene as her character Huntress. In it, it seems that her character is following Margot Robbie’s character Harley Quinn and actress Ella Jay Basco who plays Cassandra Cain. Head to the gallery to check out the new photos!
February 18 by JessicaComments are off for this post
Two new actresses have been added to the long list of the Birds of Prey cast. First up is actress Charlene Amoia. Amoia, who played Wendy the Waitress in CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, will play Maria Bertinelli, the mother of Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s vigilante the Huntress/Helena Bertinelli and the wife of mafia syndicate gangster Franco Bertinelli.
And according to the imdb cast list, Ella Mika will be playing a ‘young Helena Berinelli’ in the film.
Additionally, it is being rumored that if Birds of Prey does well at the box office, we could potentially see a spinoff of Mary’s character the Huntress.
According to sources close to We Got This Covered, Warner Bros. is developing solo movies for Huntress, Black Canary and Cassandra Cain that could be going into production if Birds of Prey proves a big enough hit at the box office. Additionally, it’s said that Rosie Perez’s character Renee Montoya could be getting the same treatment, too, though this possibility is deemed less likely.
This is very exciting news! Can’t wait to see the first trailer for the movie.
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will hit theaters on February 7, 2020.
February 09 by JessicaComments are off for this post
The first photos of Mary on set of Birds of Prey have finally arrived! Mary was spotted Friday night filming a scene as her character Helena Bertinelli/Huntress and was there with her stunt double Hayley Wright. Head to the gallery to check out the huge update featuring 70 behind the scene photos! A gigantic thanks to twitter user bopupdates for the help.
Birds of Prey will hit theaters on February 7, 2020 and is directed by Cathy Yan.
February 02 by JessicaComments are off for this post
Looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer to see Mary in the upcoming sci-fi/action film Gemini Man. According to Screen Rant, children’s horror adaptation Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Ang Lee’s Will Smith-starring action sci-fi Gemini Man have swapped their 2019 release dates. The former will now be arriving a week earlier, while the latter will be arriving a week later than previously expected.
Originally, Gemini Man was scheduled for October 4, 2019. It’ll now be released on October 11, 2019 instead.
January 28 by JessicaComments are off for this post
A production teaser featuring the cast of Birds of Prey has been released and you can watch it below. I’ve also added HQ caps of Mary as her character Huntress from the 20 second clip into the gallery as well. The film will be released into theaters on February 7, 2020.
The synopsis for the film is as follows: After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes – Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya – come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord.
Margot Robbie reprises her role as Harley along with Jurnee Smollett-Bell in the role of Dinah Lance/Black Canary, Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya and Chris Medina as Victor Zsasz.
December 14 by JessicaComments are off for this post
Lots of casting news has been released on the upcoming DC film ‘Bids of Prey’. It was recently revealed that Mary’s former co-star Chris Messina, who she worked with on the 2014 film Alex of Venice, has been cast as villain Victor Zsasz, who will be working with Black Mask in the movie. The character of Zsasz is known to carve his victim tally marks into his own flesh.
Black Mask is being played by Mary’s former ‘Fargo’ co-star Ewan McGregor.
Messina joins Margot Robbie who is reprising her role as Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead who is taking on the role of Huntress/Helena Bertinelli while Jurnee Smollett-Bell will play Black Canary. Other casting news includes Steven Williams(The Chi), Derek Wilson, Dana Lee(Dr. Ken), Francois Chau(The Expanse, The Tick) andMatthew Willig (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs). All of those roles are being kept under wraps.
Actress Ali Wong has also joined the film and is playing an associate of Renee Montoya in Gotham law enforcement.
“Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” will be released on Feb. 7, 2020, via Warner Bros.