Mary Elizabeth Winstead News

Larger-than-life true stories are catnip for Hollywood, as if “this really happened” imprints lend more gravitas and import than fictional narratives that are potentially just as trenchant or more so. The problem therein lies not only with doing the story justice, but seeing beyond the compelling details and transforming them into something with moving dramatic heft, with the freedom of fiction often being a much more pliant tool. And like most alluring substances, the attracting agents within the true story can be blinding.


‘Newsroom’ Actor Joins Paramount and Bad Robot’s ‘The Cellar’ (EXCLUSIVE) – John Gallagher Jr. has joined Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman in Paramount Insurge and Bad Robot’s “The Cellar.” Dan Trachtenberg will direct, with J.J. Abrams producing for Bad Robot. Paramount had no comment on the casting. The majority of the movie takes place in an underground cellar and revolves around a young woman who wakes up... 7 years 41 weeks ago via jetli

SXSW Review: Strangely Funny 'Faults' Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead – Ansel Roth (Leland Orser) already has plenty of faults -- a once-renowned expert on cults, he’s since lost a TV show, a marriage and the rights to his latest book -- but he’s looking for one more. To be specific, two worried parents (Beth Grant and Chris Ellis) hope that he can rescue 28-year-old Claire (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) from the grip of a group known simply as “Faults.” 8 years 17 weeks ago via donnieyen

Kill the Messenger

Posted November 4th, 2013 by Binh Ngo

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets…and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua.


Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins 'Kill The Messenger' – EXCLUSIVE: Having just signed on to two new indie roles earlier this month, Mary Elizabeth Winstead has further added to her dance card and joined the Michael Cuesta-helmed Kill The Messenger. The actress will play Dawn Garcia in the true-story thriller about journalist Gary Webb and his suicide after being smeared for stories he wrote linking the CIA to a scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua and import cocaine into California. 8 years 51 weeks ago via brucelee

'Die Hard's' Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Two New Indie Features – Off her blockbuster turn in A Good Day To Die Hard and Sundance success in The Spectacular Now earlier this year, Mary Elizabeth Winstead has now put down new dual stakes in the indie world. Winstead is on board with Faults, her husband Riley Stearns’ next directorial project. The actress will play a young cult member whose parents hire an expert to deprogram her but the expert begins to think they might be more of a threat than the cult. 9 years 1 week ago via jackiechan

Sundance Favorite 'A.C.O.D.' Gets Distribution – This year’s Sundance Film Festival was full of great films, but the one that stood above the rest for me was Stuart Zicherman‘s A.C.O.D. The film stars Adam Scott as an adult child of divorce, who weaves his way through life between parents who hate each other (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara).

9 years 11 weeks ago via brucelee

Jason Bateman and Shawn Levy Moving Forward with THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU; Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Zoe Saldana, and More Testing for Roles – The feature film adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s novel This is Where I Leave You is picking up some steam. The project was initially gearing up to begin production last spring under director Adam Shankman with an ensemble cast that included Jason Bateman, Zac Efron, Goldie Hawn, Leslie Mann, Malin Akerman, and Jason Sudeikis, but Shankman subsequently exited the project and casting deals were never completed, so movement stalled. 9 years 21 weeks ago via donnieyen

'A Good Day to Die Hard' Behind the Scenes Featurette

A Good Day to Die Hard – 20th Century Fox has released a new behind the scenes featurette for the fifth “Die Hard” film, “A Good Day to Die Hard” starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The film was directed by John Moore from a screenplay written by Skip Woods.

9 years 31 weeks ago via jetli

Watch the New 'A Good Day to Die Hard' Trailer

2:31 PM 10/25/2012 by Jeff Giles
A Good Day to Die Hard
Well, it's better than the "Yippee Ki-Yay Mother Russia" tagline on the new poster, anyway.
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