Ewan McGregor Set To Play Two Roles In FX Series ‘Fargo’
Ewan McGregor will star in two roles in the next season of FX’s limited-series Fargo, according to reports on Friday.
Ewan McGregor Lands Two Roles On FX Series ‘Fargo’
McGregor has been cast in the lead roles of brothers named Emmit and Ray Stussy — who are not twins.
McGregor is the first casting announcement for the upcoming season, which will begin production late this year for broadcast in 2017.
“Emmit Stussy is the Parking Lot King of Minnesota. A handsome, self-made real estate mogul and family man, Emmit sees himself as an American success story,” says the character description. “His slightly younger brother, Ray Stussy, on the other hand is more of a cautionary tale. Balding, 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.”
“It’s the story of two brothers and a feud between them on some level. And the brothers are just a couple of years apart,” executive producer Noah Hawley told USA TODAY.
Hawley revealed the third season will be set mainly in Minnesota, this time in 2010, four years after Season 1 and three decades after the origin story of Season 2.
Hawley added that one character from an earlier season will appear, and two leading law enforcement officials will be women, one a chief of police and the other an officer from a different jurisdiction.
McGregor will also star in the upcoming film, American Pastoral, which features Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning. It will be his film directing debut.
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