Entertainment Weekly has given us our first look at Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the upcoming Netflix action film, KATE. Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and also co-starring Woody Harrelson, theplot for KATE is as follows:
After she’s irreversibly poisoned, a ruthless criminal operative 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.
Head to the gallery to see the first look photos of Mary as the assassin. She looks SO good, so bad ass. Can’t wait! The film will be released in September. The specific date is currently unknown, but a trailer will also be out soon!
“Kate is a ruthless assassin who is on a job in Tokyo, and she gets poisoned,” Winstead tells EW. “She finds out she has 24 hours to live before the poison kills her, so she sets out on a mission to find out who poisoned her and kill them before she dies. Along the way, she forges this bond with this teenage girl named Ani (Miku Martineau), and they end up taking on this mission together. It’s a heartfelt, brutal, assassin story!”
The director also spoke to EW about filming one of the tougher action sequences which involved Mary and another Japanese actor/musician:
“The hardest one to shoot was the one with Mary and Miyavi inside the apartment,” says the filmmaker. “We couldn’t shoot that with stunt doubles, so they had to do it themselves. You had two actors that are doing very, very close-contact stunt work. We thought something bad could happen there. This one was definitely making me nervous.”