October 17 by JessicaComments are off for this post
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.
September 03 by JessicaComments are off for this post
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.
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!
Lots of goodies to get to so let’s jump into it! First off, I’ve updated the gallery with some new/old photos of Mary at last year’s AOL Build interview series when she was promoting 10 Cloverfield Lane. That said, she’ll be back this year to discuss FX’s Fargo on Thursday, June 8 at 11am. It is a free event, so if you’re in NYC and want to attend, you can get tickets here.
Before heading to NYC, today (June 1st), Mary will participate in a Q&A at the Landmark Theater at the Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA.
And next week while in New York, Mary will head back to Late Night with Seth Meyers to continue promoting her show. Her newest episode will air on June 7th. Lots of predictions of Mary landing an Emmy nomination are happening throughout the web, so we’ll find out soon enough!
Back in 2015, Mary and her friend Justin Carlton, as well as Ryan Kattner from Honus Honus did a kickstarter for a short musical film previously titled “Studio Apartment” which was later changed to “So It Goes”. The film follows Mary’s character, who loses her creative spark, but finds it along the way after meeting a stranger.
Check out the lovely little musical below!
The short eventually went on to premiere at the Seattle Shorts Film Festival and the Napa Film Festival last year.
I have added a new(/old) portrait outtake of Mary at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival back when she was promoting the film ‘Smashed‘. Head to the gallery to check out the full-sized pic, taken by photographer Andreas Laszlo Konrath.
Welp…in news that is sure to be a bummer, it’s been confirmed by THR that PBS’ civil war mini series Mercy Street will not return for a third season.
PBS and the producers cited “the complicated nature of aligning production timelines and funding commitments” as the reason behind the show’s sudden end.
“We are extremely proud of both seasons of Mercy Street,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS chief programming executive. “Our talented executive producers, Lisa Wolfinger, David Zabel and David W. Zucker, brought to life an entertaining and historically accurate account of this time, along with the equally talented team of actors led by Josh Radnor as Dr. Jedediah Foster and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Nurse Mary Phinney; the directors, producers and crew who created a visually rich, high-quality series; and our sponsors and partners who helped make Mercy Street possible.”
Premiering in January 2016 alongside the final run of DowntonAbbey, Mercy Street marked PBS’ first original series in more than a decade. The drama opened to 3.3 million viewers and ranked as PBS’ second highest-rated drama of 2016, behind only DowntonAbbey. Season two, which kicked off in late January and wrapped March 5, drew 6.5 million viewers for the first three episodes with seven days of DVR factored in.
In other news, after much casting rumors that bounced around for months, Mary will not be playing Domino in Deadpool 2. Instead, the role will be played by Atlanta‘s Zazie Beetz.
Exciting news! The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has unveiled the 43rd Annual Saturn Awards list of nominees and Mary, her co-star John Goodman, and 10 Cloverfield Lane itself have all been nominated. Below are the categories for the nominations, the full list can be found here:
Best Thriller Film Release:
10 Cloverfield Lane
The Girl on the Train
Hell or High Water
Best Actress in a Film:
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)
Jennifer Lawrence (Passengers)
Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Narges Rashidi (Under the Shadow)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Best Supporting Actor in a Film:
Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War)
Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Beyond)
Christopher Walken (The Jungle Book)
The Saturn Awards Organization is dedicated to honoring film and television genre entertainment. This year’s awards show is slated to take place on June 28 in Burbank California.
The last time Mary attended the Saturn Awards was 10 years ago back in 2007!
In other news, FX released another teaser for the upcoming third season, which you can view below…
January 16 by JessicaComments are off for this post
Mary has been nominated for a fright meter award along with her 10 Cloverfield Lane co-stars. The Fright Meter Awards are presented annually by the Fright Meter Awards Organization, a non-profit organization dedicated solely to honoring and recognizing excellence within the horror genre. The nominations and winners are determined by members of the Fright Meter Awards Committee.
Mary is nominated for ‘best actress in a leading role’, John Goodman for ‘best actor in a leading role’, and John Gallagher Jr for ‘best supporting actor’. 10 CL is also nominated for best screenplay, best editing and best special effects.
The winners will be announced on January 31 on their website.