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Netflix’s KATE Finds Film Composer

Composer Nathan Barr who scored the music for films and television shows such as True Blood, The Americans, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, and The Great, will be composing the music for Netflix’s KATE.

The movie is directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Woody Harrelson, Michiel Huisman, Tadanobu Asano, Jun Kunimura, Miyavi Lee Ishihara and Miku Martineau. The thriller revolves around a ruthless criminal operative who – after getting poisoned – 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.

KATE premieres on Netflix September 10. And if you missed the teaser earlier this year, you can view it below. A full trailer is coming veeeeeery soon so be on the lookout!

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Release Date for ‘KATE’ Set

After Entertainment Weekly gave us a first look at Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s upcoming action film KATE, our first teaser poster for the film and a quick snippet has been released via Netflix’s Geeked Twitter account. Along with a 25 second tease, a first look poster was revealed. The film will begin streaming on September 10 and is rated ‘R’.

Stay tuned for more upcoming photos and interviews with Mary as promotion for the film will begin soon. In the meantime, check out some more behind the scenes photos. All the latest pics are as always, in the gallery.

Teaser poster

Behind the Scenes
 

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First Look at Mary in Netflix’s KATE; Release Date Soon

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!

Mary spoke to EW and gave a little bit more details about the plot:

“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.”

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‘Scott Pilgrim’ Re-Release Reminder and New ‘KATE’ Update

A couple of updates in regards to projects Mary has done and will be out soon: First up, as previously mentioned back in March, Scott Pilgrim VS the World will be re-released into AMC theaters in celebration of the film’s 10th anniversary last August. It was delayed (obviously) due to the ongoing pandemic. Be sure to get your tickets using the link HERE.

In other news, we got a small update on Mary’s upcoming Netflix action film ‘KATE’ via Collider. According to producer Kelly McCormick, she says the streaming service still plans to release the film later this year and it is still being worked on to be completed. You can see her give the update in the video interview below at the 9 minute mark:

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First look at Mary in Netflix’s KATE

Netflix has announced that a new film will be premiering every week for the rest of 2021 and during the sizzle reel shown, a first look at Mary in the upcoming action film ‘KATE’ was seen. Also starring Woody Harrelson, the movie is described 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.

I have added the first still of Mary into the gallery, and you can see the 2021 Netflix preview below (at the 1:36 mark). No word yet on when the movie will actually premiere, but I will be sure to let you all know! So glad we’ll finally be seeing this movie!!

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New ‘Birds of Prey’ Banners; BoP Spin-offs Possible

Apologies for the lack of updates everyone! Been busy, but I’ll try to update the site more often. First of all, Mary is currently in Japan filming her new action film KATE for Netflix. Aside from wrapping up in early December, I have no new info on the project…for the time being. Now onto the good stuff!

WB has recently released two new banners promoting Birds of Prey and they have been uploaded to the gallery. Remember, next month, Mary along with the rest of the cast will be attending CCXP in Brazil so a new trailer is likely to drop then so stay tuned!

In related news, Variety is reporting that should the upcoming Batman film with Robert Pattinson prove to be successful, key cast members from Birds of Prey and The Batman have contract options to appear in sequels and standalone films. Additionally, DC’s Joker had an ‘R’ rating and in the case of “Birds of Prey,” the film won’t be in the pitch-black, grim vein of “Joker.” Insiders describe the film has a more humorous, spirited, girl gang adventure, albeit not one for younger children. A series of recent reshoots dramatically improved test screening results and the studio is confident “Birds of Prey” will be a hit when it opens in February.

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New Cast Members Join Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Netflix’s ‘Kate’

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.

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Woody Harrelson Joins Mary in Netflix Film ‘Kate’

Just as the headline states, actor Woody Harrelson has joined Mary in her upcoming Netflix film Kate. The plot for the film is as follows:

After she’s irreversibly poisoned, a ruthless criminal operative (Winstead) 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.

Harrelson will play the operative’s mentor, a man who may have conflicting intentions.

Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) and written by Umair Aleem, the movie will also be produced by Bryan Unkeless (I, Tonya, Bright, Birds of Prey), Kelly McCormick (Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw) and Patrick Newall (Dhaka, The Old Man And The Gun). Executive producers are David Leitch (John Wick) and Scott Morgan.

A fall shoot is expected to begin in Asia later this year with rumored locations being in Japan and Thailand.

Back in May, it was reported that Netflix was looking for an Asian actress to take on the role of Ani, a Yakuza Princess who is a spoiled brat that is deeply connected to the criminal underworld of the Yakuza in Tokyo, Japan. After being poisoned, Kate kidnaps Ani for leverage to infiltrate the Japanese Yakuza and track down her murderer.

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‘Kate’ to Begin Filming This Fall in Tokyo

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

*12-15

*FEMALE

*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.

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Mary to Play An Assassin in New Netflix Film!

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!

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