Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star in ABC Pilot 'Exposed'


Mary Elizabeth Winstead To Star in ABC Pilot 'Exposed'


Mary Elizabeth Winstead is about to get some major exposure. The 'Final Destination 3' star has been tapped to topline ABC's drama pilot 'Exposed.'

The series has a 'House of Cards' meets 'The Newsroom' feel to it as it centers on investigative journalist, Anna (Winstead), who apparently stops at nothing to uncover the truth of a story.

The project comes from writer Charles Randolph ('Love & Other Drugs') and is based on the best-selling and critically-acclaimed Swedish novels by Liza Marklund, a Swedish journalist and crime writer. In the novel series, Anna balances motherhood with her career ambitions as she works for a tabloid paper as a crime reporter, but no word (yet) if the American version will be the same. 

Winstead's casting is a pretty big get for the network as she's been on top of this pilot season's wish list. According to Deadline, Winstead turned down half a dozen pilots before opting for 'Exposed.' Although Winstead has been a popular face on the big screen with turns in movies like 'A Good Day To Die Hard' and 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,' Winstead got her start on TV as a regular on the short-lived soap 'Passions,' as well as the werewolf thriller 'Wolf Lake' (that aired in a pre-'Twilight' world, kiddies). 

'Exposed' will be produced by Peter Traugott’s TBD Entertainment, Sweden-based Yellow Bird Entertainment and Universal TV. 

- Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Written by: briannehogan
Mar 11th, 2014, 6:10 am

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