Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Ewan McGregor in ‘Fargo’ Season 3

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Ewan McGregor in ‘Fargo’ Season 3

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is joining the cast of “Fargo,” TheWrap has learned.

The actress joins Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon in the third installment of Noah Hawley‘s anthology drama series based on the Coen brothers’ film of the same name.

Winstead will play the role of Nikki, described as 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.

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McGregor is set to play duel roles as 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.

Coon plays Gloria Burgle, the chief of the Eden Valley Police, and a newly divorced mother, who is struggling to understand this new world around her where people connect more intimately with their phones than the people right in front of them.

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Production on the third installment of “Fargo” is tentatively scheduled to begin later this year and air on FX in 2017.

Hawley previously revealed the third installment of the anthology series will be set in 2010, following Season 1, which was set in 2006, and Season 2, set in 1979.

Winstead recently starred in “10 Cloverfield Lane” and on CBS’s summer series “BrainDead.” She is repped by WME and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.

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