Tatiana Maslany, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Vying for Lead Role in Will Smith’s ‘Gemini Man’

Ang Lee is directing the unique action movie.

Tatiana Maslany and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are the frontrunners for the female lead in Gemini Man, an action movie to star Will Smith.

Ang Lee is directing the movie, which hails from Skydance and Paramount.

Smith is playing two roles in the unique actioner. One is that of Henry, an aging assassin who wants to get out of the business but finds himself in a battle with the ultimate opponent: his clone, who is 25 years younger and at the peak of his abilities.

Clive Owen, meanwhile, is in talks to play the head of the cloning program, one of the villains of the movie, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

Maslany and Winstead have read and are testing for the role of Danny, an operative who works for the same company as Henry and is tasked to surveil him. However, she soon teams up with him. Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) is also in the running for the female lead.

A decision for the part will be made soon as the movie is eying a February start with an international shoot that would include locations ranging from Savannah, Georgia to Budapest, Hungary.

Maslany is the award-winning actress who starred in her own clone project, Orphan Black. She starred with Jake Gyllenhaal in the drama Stronger.

Winstead is coming off a turn in season three of FX’s acclaimed Fargo.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Deadpool 2: Domino Role

Deadpool 2: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lizzy Caplan And More In Contention For Domino Role

So much of the casting rumors swirling around Deadpool 2 have focused on Cable that few have stopped to ask the question, what about Domino?

One actress that effectively ruled herself out of the equation during the summer months was Mackenzie Davis (Halt And Catch Fire), and since then, casting tidbits have been few and far between. Bringing an end to that admittedly brief radio silence today is Collider.

Citing a trusted source close to 20th Century Fox, the outlet has unearthed a report claiming that the current persons of interest include Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond), Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), and Sylvia Hoeks (Overspel).

Domino, a skilled mercenary and mutant much like the Merc With a Mouth, is one of the big new additions going into Deadpool 2. Her arc neatly dovetails with that of Cable’s, and the fact that Collider reports that testing is underway for Domino leads us to believe that Fox and director Tim Miller have already settled on their Cable. Don’t Breathe actor Stephen Lang emerged as the frontrunner some weeks ago, but until we catch wind of an official announcement, take that one with a pinch of salt.

Deadpool 2 is still without a firm release date at this time, but rest assured development is moving forward. Tim Miller will be back to direct Ryan Reynolds as the Merc With a Mouth, and we’ll be keeping close tabs on the sequel’s casting cycle as this story develops, so stay tuned.

Source: We Got This Covered & Collider