September 30 • by Jessica • Comments are off for this post
Very exciting news! According to FMR, Daniel Pemberton (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Steve Jobs, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ocean’s 8) has been hired to score the upcoming superhero movie Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). The film is directed by Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) and stars Margot Robbie who is reprising her role as Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad. She is joined by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett, Ewan McGregor, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco and Ali Wong. Christina Hodson (Bumblebee) wrote the screenplay based on the DC Comics title created by Jordan B. Gorfinkel & Chuck Dixon. Robbie is also producing the project with Sue Kroll and Bryan Unkeless (I, Tonya, Bright). Birds of Prey is set to be released on February 7, 2020 by Warner Bros. Pictures.
In other news, the full trailer for the film will finally be out tomorrow and WB has released a gif in anticipation of the arrival. Be sure to come back tomorrow to not only see the trailer, but check out all screencaps of Mary as Huntress!
September 27 • by Jessica • Comments are off for this post
In a brand new interview with The Wrap, Mary talked about playing the ‘badass’ character of Huntress in the upcoming film Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of the One Harley Quinn). You can watch the clip below and stay tuned as more information will be released as Gemini Man get closer to its October 11 arrival.
September 23 • by Jessica • Comments are off for this post
Casting for Mary’s upcoming Netflix film ‘KATE’ has been completed and Variety has learned that Tadanobu Asano, Michiel Huisman, Jun Kunimura, Miyavi Lee Ishihara and newcomer Miku Martineau have all joined the cast alongside Woody Harrelson.
The movie follows the story of a female assassin, 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. In the process, she forms an unexpected bond with the daughter of one of her past victims.
The movie will be 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.
The film is being directed by “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” helmer Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and will begin production this fall.
Harrelson will play the operative’s mentor, a man who may have conflicting intentions.
September 22 • by Jessica • Comments are off for this post
Total Film magazine was on the set of Gemini Man last year and during their visit, they managed to snag Mary for a quick Q&A. In the interview, Mary describes her character and how she meets Will’s character Henry, how much she enjoyed playing the role of DIA agent Danny and how Ang Lee described his vision of the film to her. You can read all about it as I’ve uploaded all the scans into the gallery!
Mary was also asked about Birds of Prey and she said the following:
“You can expect something really fun and a bit wild and totally unique. Everyday we were there, we were doing something that just felt really weird and funny and unlike anything else I’ve ever seen before in this genre. It was incredibly exciting to get to do that. We really got to work. We just played, and we had fun.”
September 18 • by Jessica • Comments are off for this post
Just as the title reads, Paramount Pictures has released two brand new behind the scenes featurettes for Ang Lee’s sci-fi/action film Gemini Man, which will hit theaters on October 11. In the first behind the scenes video, we see interviews with the cast and crew discussing why Ang was the perfect director for such a massive film and in the second one, the cast and crew talk about the different filming locations used throughout production. I have also screen capped Mary’s brief moments in the vids into the gallery. Expect more stuff soon!
September 17 • by Jessica • Comments are off for this post
Warner Bros. has released the first official poster for their upcoming film Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn and you can view the HQ poster in the gallery!
The plot for the film is as follows:
Four years after the events of Suicide Squad, Batman has disappeared, leaving Gotham City unprotected from crime, and Harley Quinn has left the Joker. When Cassandra Cain, a young girl, comes across a diamond belonging to crime lord Black Mask, Harley joins forces with Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to help protect her.
Birds of Prey will star Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, and Ewan McGregor and hit theaters February 7, 2020.
I am LOVING this poster. It’s so colorful and gives us a small glimpse of the craziness that’ll happen throughout the film and Mary of course looks amazing as Huntress! Expect a full-length trailer to drop very soon!
Also, be sure to follow the film’s official twitter account over on @birdsofpreywb and if you haven’t done so already, you can follow this site for more updates on @marywinsteadnet. 😉
September 16 • by Jessica • Comments are off for this post
With the release of Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) set to hit theaters on February 7, 2020, DC Comics will be releasing three Birds of Prey trade paperbacks highlighting the main characters in January: one each for Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell). The covers were done by artist Tula Lotay.
Kicking things off on January 1st, 2020 is Birds of Prey: The Huntress. The solicitation for that one is as follows:
In these stories from Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood #1-6, the Huntress is framed for murder, and while avoiding the G.C.P.D. and the Bat-Family, she revisits her childhood in hope of discovering the true culprit. But as she and the Question seek clues to prove her innocence, more murders implicating her are committed, forcing Batman and Nightwing to confront her in a showdown with unexpected results!
You can head to the gallery to see the stunning artwork! Can’t wait for Birds of Prey to hit theaters. I’m really excited for this one! 🙂
September 15 • by Jessica • Comments are off for this post
German website filmstarts.de sat down with Mary on the set of’ Gemini Man earlier this year where they talked about the movie. I have copy/pasted and translated the entire interview for all of you to checkout with the rest of it under the cut.
FILMSTARTS: What made you particularly excited about “Gemini Man”?
Mary Elizabeth Winstead: Oh, there are many things. It’s just a fantastic, rare opportunity to make a big, fun and entertaining action movie that has a heart and says something. The film asks questions about life, aging and aging, it is about existential crises. Of course I still have the chance to work with Ang Lee. I was so excited to meet him and to audition.And now I’m allowed to work with him. The combination of Ang and Will Smith, the role and the dimension of the film are terribly exciting for me.
FILMSTARTS: Can you tell us something about the scene you are currently shooting and watching?
Mary Elizabeth Winstead:Naturally. You are really lucky. We are now shooting the first proper week of action and weapons, which is the climax of the movie. It’s going to be dangerous to Will’s character Henry. We are going to flee, but we do not know who we are. This is true for most of the film, but it is becoming clearer and clearer that we are running away from our own organization for which we are actually working. This raises a lot of questions that the characters pose about themselves. Henry is already beyond this point. He is a bit dulled and disillusioned with life and his work, while my character clings to the old ideals of what it means to work for the government and the country. And also to have the pride. She wants to find out what the government really does and why she is chasing this innocent man. That makes them question everything. We’re just trying to survive while the hunters are trying hard to kill us.
FILMSTARTS: The genre cinema is found in your filmography again and again. What motivates you to shoot these films?
Mary Elizabeth Winstead: I just like this physical game, that’s exciting for me. I like characters who know what to do to survive in a dangerous situation. I’ve done horror and sci-fi movies so far and just a few action movies like ” Die Hard 4.0 ” or something.But not so many. This action-drama terrain here is new to me. It’s really refreshing to play someone who knows how to survive and is not just some love interest. That’s why I enjoy finding genre pieces like this, where there are not as many genre stereotypes as you’d expect. I find that very satisfying.
September 14 • by Jessica • Comments are off for this post
It has been announced via Variety that Mary Elizabeth Winstead will be featured in the upcoming documentary, 2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars. James Cameron, Keanu Reeves, Mark Wahlberg and Halle Berry will also be in the documentary.
The film explores relationships between actors and stunt performers. For those that don’t know, Mary’s current stunt double is Hayley Wright. Hayley has worked with Mary on Birds of Prey, Gemini Man, and the upcoming Netflix action film Kate. Hayley was also Jennifer Garner’s stunt double for last year’s Peppermint movie and a stunt performer during 2017’s reshoots of Wonder Woman.
The film was produced by Rootbeer Films in conjunction with In The Light Productions, and was directed by Jason Strickland, known for his work as Scott Greene in “The Secret World of Alex Mack.”
In other news, I have added two new stills of Mary in ‘Gemini Man’ into the gallery, which hits theaters on October 11.
August 26 • by Jessica • Comments are off for this post
Fandango has released a brand new still of Mary in Ang Lee’s upcoming sci-fi action film Gemini Man, and you can view the pic in the gallery. It comes from the site’s 2019 fall movie preview of the best films to watch.
Hitting theaters on October 11, the movie follows an elite assassin (Will Smith) who becomes the target of a mysterious young operative who can seemingly predict his every move. Clive Owen and Benedict Wong also star in the film. You can view the trailer below.