‘All About Nina’ to Debut at the Tribeca Film Festival
As you can already tell from the headline, Eva Vives’ new film All About Nina will be debuting next month at the Tribeca Film Festival. You can also check out the first still in the gallery.
Here is the plot synopsis:
Nina Geld’s passion and talent have made her a rising star in the comedy scene, but she’s an emotional mess offstage. When a new professional opportunity coincides with a romantic one, she is forced to reckon with the intersection of her life and her art. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common, Chace Crawford, Clea DuVall, Kate del Castillo, Beau Bridges.
The festival will run from April 18th to the 29th. Ticket information is available on the Tribeca site HERE or by calling (646) 502-5296 or toll free at (866) 941-FEST (3378).
Mary Spotted on the ‘Gemini Man’ Set; New Podcast Interview
Lots of new updates and news to throw your way. First up, filming on Ang Lee’s new sci-fi thriller Gemini Man has officially kicked off in Georgia and Mary was seen on set exiting her trailer. I’ve added HQ photos into the gallery.
In addition to Will Smith and Clive Owen being part of the cast, actor Benedict Wong has joined the film, but there are no details about his role.
And finally, a new podcast interview is up over on “That One Audition“. In it, she reveals how an audition with Oliver Stone went downhill and what the audition process was like for Quentin Tarantino. You can also listen to the interview on iTunes.
Mary to Star in ‘Gemini Man’ with Will Smith
I’m soooo thrilled about this news and so happy for Mary!
Just last week it was reported that Mary was being considered for the front runner to play the female lead opposite Will Smith in Ang Lee’s Gemini Man. She was up against Tatiana Maslany and Elizabeth Debecki and now THR has confirmed that Mary landed the role!
In the film, Smith plays 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 will play an operative who has been ordered to surveil Smith. However, she soon teams up with him.
Filming will begin next month with Clive Own joining the cast as the villain.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead A Front Runner for Will Smith’s ‘Gemini Man’
I am definitely loving all the newest projects Mary has coming up. With All About Nina completed and The Parts You Lose nearly wrapped, Mary is now vying for the female lead in Ang Lee’s Gemini Man opposite Will Smith.
According to THR, the action film follows Smith in a dual role. One is that of Henry, an aging assassin who wants to get out of the business but finds himself in a battle with the ultimate opponent: his clone, who is 25 years younger and at the peak of his abilities.
Tatiana Maslany is also being considered for the lead and both actresses have read and are testing for the role of Danny, an operative who works for the same company as Henry and is tasked to surveil him. However, she soon teams up with him. Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) is also in the running for the female lead.
A decision for the part will be made soon as the movie is eying a February start with an international shoot that would include locations ranging from Savannah, Georgia to Budapest, Hungary.
Clive Owen is also going to be in the film, playing the head of the cloning program, one of the villains of the movie.
This sounds like a really great movie and I do hope Mary gets the part! We’ll know within two weeks’ time!
New Candids Added Plus 10 Cloverfield Lane Coming to 4K Ultra
I have added two brand new batches of Mary in Los Angeles. The first set comes from last month when she was leaving Palihouse restaurant after grabbing dinner and the second set of photos is of Mary spotted outside her home grabbing her mail and then going out to breakfast on Thursday. Head to the gallery to view the HQs.
Leaving Palihouse Restaurant:
Getting her mail/Grabbing Breakfast:
In other news, HighDefDigest reports that Paramount is set to bring Dan Trachtenberg’s 10 Cloverfield Lane starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallagher Jr. to 4K Blu-ray on January 23. The disc will include 2160p video with HDR and a Dolby Atmos soundtrack, and supplements will likely mirror those found on the previous Blu-ray release.
You can order the 4K blu-ray HERE.
Mary Re-teams with Aaron Paul for ‘The Parts You Lose’
This is very great news! Mary, who back in 2012 starred with Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul in the indie film Smashed, has reunited with her costar to bring us the new dramatic thriller ‘The Parts You Lose‘.
According to Deadline, the film follows 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. After forming a deep bond with the man, the boy must decide where to place his allegiances when the authorities begin to close in on the fugitive. Winstead will play Wesley’s mother Gail.
Aaron will play the fugitive criminal while newcomer Danny Murphy will play the young boy. Halt and Catch Fire‘s Christopher Cantwell is directing the film and production has already begun in Winnipeg, Canada.
New Candids of Mary in L.A.
I have added some new candids of Mary out and about in Los Angeles earlier this week. You can view the photos in the gallery.
In other news, Indie Wire has predicted Mary’s new film All About Nina will be a Sundance contender early next year during the annual festival. You can read more about their film predictions here.
Mary Starring in New Film, “All About Nina”
After spending parts of my summer wondering when this was finally getting announced, it happened! Deadline has reported that Mary will be starring in a new semi-autobiographical dark comedy called “All About Nina”, opposite Oscar winner Common.
The story follows Nina Geld (Winstead), a bracingly funny and blisteringly provocative stand-up comedian whose career is taking off, but whose personal life is a near-complete disaster. To escape a difficult ex and to prepare for a prospectively life-changing audition, Nina flees to Los Angeles where she meets Rafe (Common), who challenges almost every preconception she has — including those around her own deeply troubled past.
Beau Bridges, Kate Del Castillo, Chace Crawford, Clea DuVall, Jay Mohr, Melonie Diaz, Camryn Manheim, Mindy Sterling and Angelique Cabral co-star in the film.
Mary filmed this over the summer with director Eva Vives, marking this film as her directorial debut.
They wrapped filming at the end of last month.
The Art of Self Defense to Begin Filming Later this Month
Update: Mary is NOT going to be in the film anymore. She was not announced in the cast list, but is currently filming another project which will hopefully be announced soon.
Well, here’s some exciting news! According to Project Casting, it’s been revealed that Riley’s next film, The Art of Self Defense, will be filming from September 11-October 13 in Louisville, Kentucky with Jesse Eisenberg joining the cast! Additionally, according to Casting 360, Imogen Poots is rumored to be part of the film.
Last year while Mary was still on BrainDead, she had revealed in an interview that the movie was very much in the karate world and that while she played the antagonist in Faults, it’ll be the opposite this time around.
The project between Riley and Mary was first announced in May of 2016.
You can find more info about being an extra in the film by visiting the casting links provided above.
Mary Wins Saturn Award for 10 Cloverfield Lane
Back in March, nominations for the 43rd annual Saturn Awards were revealed and Mary was nominated for ‘best actress in a film’ for her work in 10 Cloverfield Lane. Cut to this past Wednesday (June 28) and Mary took home the award!
The director, Dan Trachtenberg was also by her side as he accepted his award for best thriller film while John Goodman also won an award for 10CL as best supporting actor.
Congrats to the whole 10 Cloverfield Lane team on their wins! Head to the gallery to check out the new pics of Mary at the awards show! Next awards show is the Emmys so fingers crossed!