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Kirsten Dunst joins Fargo

Casting is underway on S2 but it's still a long way off our screens.

2014-12-11_1604Kirsten Dunst has signed on for the second season of Fargo.

She will play Peggy Blomquist, “a small town beautician with big city dreams who is trying to figure out who she really is and what she really wants as she struggles with traditional societal expectations.”

Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights) will play her husband Ed, “a butcher’s assistant, who wants to be supportive of his wife’s self-discovery, even if he doesn’t quite understand it.”

The anthology series will tell a completely different story with a new cast set in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. The story will focus on a young Lou Solverson, played by Keith Carradine in the first season, on a harrowing case he experienced while working as a state police officer in Sioux Falls. The role has not yet been cast.

Season 2 will consist of 10 episodes and is due in late 2015.

Source: EW

7 Responses

  1. I’m with the others, Kirsten Dunst shines in roles that are a bit left of centre. Along with the other films mentioned she was brilliant in Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides…think what you will about that film, Kirsten shone in it.

  2. Great casting.
    Kirsten has that undefineable “other wordly” quality, (displayed so well in films like Melancholia), that should work really well in Fargo.

    @troy_story – So agree about Joel Kinnaman.
    He was brilliant in The Killing and I would absolutely love to see him in Fargo.

  3. Great news. I have loved KD ever since her groundbreaking move as a cheerleader in Bring it On. This is one of my all time favourite movies, even have a song from it as a ringtone on my phone.

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