Winona Ryder will embark on her “largest TV commitment to date,” joining the Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal and Alfred Molina for the new HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero, created by The Wire‘s David Simon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The six-hour show is based on Lisa Belkin’s eponymous nonfiction book, which was billed as a “A Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race, and Redemption” when it was published in 1999. The protagonist of Show Me A Hero is Nick Wasicsko (Oscar Issac), the mayor of Yonkers, New York in the late 1980s who, to the detriment of his political career, was court-ordered to build 200 units of low-income public housing in a more upscale, whiter side of town. Ryder will play Vinni Restiano, a Yonkers councilwoman who loses her seat after her housing vote.
Ryder also joins actress Catherine Keener, who will portray Mary Dorman, an East Yonkers homeowner who comes to a “remarkable realization” of where to build the units. Bernthal will portray Michael H. Sussman, a top NAACP lawyer and Molina will play councilman Henry J. “Hank” Spallone, an anti-housing advocate and former NYPD detective from the Bronx.
Next week’s episode titled “Philadelphia” features the story of Benedict Arnold and Peggy Shippen, played by Chris Parnell and Winona Ryder. Tune in for the full episode on August 19.
The images of Rag & Bone‘s newest campaign starring Winona Ryder was finally released, and they’re amazing! Check it:
I replaced our old mq-ish tagged screen captures of The Age of Innocence for HD quality ones.
Winona Ryder is the face of Rag & Bone’s fall campaign, chosen for her “beautiful, timeless quality,” said Marcus Wainwright, managing partner of Rag & Bone. “To us, Winona Ryder is a bona-fide icon. One of the things that makes her so cool is that although she has this incredible career, she isn’t interested in being a movie star.”
Glen Luchford shot Ryder — and actor Michael Pitt, for the men’s campaign — in Coney Island, N.Y. The campaigns will run in international editions of Vogue and GQ, as well as in issues of WSJ. Magazine, Vanity Fair, Interview, Lui and Gentlewoman.
Winona is still filming The Experimenter in New York and yesterday she was caught on Madison Square doing what seems to be a very emotional scene. Thanks to my friend Marica we have some HQ pictures added to the gallery: