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FARGO: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins [FX]

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Cast In Fargo

The 10 Cloverfield Lane and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World actress is set to join the cast of the FX drama series.

Also slated to star in Fargo‘s third season are Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon. The show, which is produced by Noah Hawley, Ethan and Joel Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron, will start it’s upcoming season sometime early next year.

Cast as one Nikki Swango, Winstead will play the role of a scheming convict ready to get the best of her enemies:

Winstead will play Nikki Swango, a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge playing. Nikki is a woman with a plan, focused on always being at least one move ahead of her opponents.

Winstead recently starred in 10 Cloverfield Lane and CBS’s BrainDead from the creators of The Good Wife.

McGregor will play brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy at the center of the story. Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, is a handsome, self-made, real estate mogul and family man who sees himself as an American success story. His slightly younger brother, Ray, on the other hand is more of a cautionary tale. Balding and pot-bellied, Ray is the kind of guy who peaked in high school. Now a parole officer, Ray has a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt, and he blames his brother, Emmit, for his misfortunes.

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