'Fargo' casts Mary Elizabeth Winstead for season three

Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary Elizabeth Winstead will join the third season of "Fargo."
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According to Entertainment Weekly, "Fargo" has cast another role for season three.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, best known for her roles in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and "10 Cloverfield Lane," will play Nikki Swango.

From Entertainment Weekly:

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."

The third season of the Midwest crime drama will be set in St. Cloud, Minn., and the small town of Eden Valley, Minn., in the year 2010. (Last season jumped back to the 70s, and was set primarily in Luverne, Minn.) Winstead joins the show's previously announced leads Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon.

Season three will revolve around a pair of brothers, both played by McGregor. One brother is the "parking lot king of Minnesota," the other is a down-on-his-luck parole officer who resents his brother's success. Coon plays the chief of police of Eden Valley.

Winstead hails from North Carolina, so we'll have to wait and see how the accent comes out. McGregor is from the U.K. and Coon is from Ohio, so the show still doesn't have any Minnesota natives in the cast yet.

The next season is set to premiere this spring; filming will take place in Canada — not Minnesota — this fall.

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