More casting news for Coen brothers' Fargo adaptation

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Over the past few decades, the Coen brothers have garnered critical acclaim and fan respect with their calmly quirky flicks. For their latest project, the creative duo will be moving to the small screen to revisit their Oscar-winning Midwest masterpiece, Fargo.

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Announcements have already been made that Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Platt, Colin Hanks, and Sherlock's Martin Freeman have been cast in various roles on the series. However, news has recently been released that Kate Walsh (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice), John Close, and Joey King (The Conjuring) are set to join the project as well. Walsh will play a trophy wife with twins, Close will play Freeman's brother, and King will play Hanks's daughter.

The series is set for a limited run on FX, and will consist of a 10-episode arc. While there's no word yet on specific details of the program, it's probably safe to assume that there will be crime solving with a decidedly Minnesota/Dakota flavor.

Other FX programs -- and it's a really random list -- includes American Horror Story, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, Sons of Anarchy, and Louie.
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Paul Gerold
Paul Gerold

I hope they put MNSURE through the wood chipper in the season premier.

Joseph M. Adams
Joseph M. Adams

I love how it is "Sherlock's Martin Freeman" and not "The Hobbit's Martin Freeman, you know the movie that made $1.01 BILLION" ...

Dan Muscovite
Dan Muscovite

I thought the sequel to Fargo was gonna be called Moorhead :P

StinkySteve
StinkySteve

The "Fargo Accent" is not really the way people speak in my home town, which happens to be Fargo, ND. You will hear that accent around the Twin Cities and western WI more than you will ever hear it up there. Up in Fargo they sound almost Canadian...cross a Canadian accent with a Native American accent, that's what it sounds like. So shut up! You will hear "aboot" more than you will ever hear "you betcha" in North Dakota.

Cara Flora
Cara Flora

are they offering tax breaks to people who film in MN these days? what is going on?

Cara Flora
Cara Flora

great. after that movie came out whenever i left the state people would ask me if I've seen it (because I'm from MN). Then I would have to repeatedly explain that this is a ND film primarily and most people don't talk like that.

Bob Taugner
Bob Taugner

The "Yah, they're gonna make fun of our accents" posts should be coming soon. C'mon sense of humor folks! Ever hear southerners talk about "mocking accents" on Hee Haw? Was Cliff doing a Boston "mocking accent" on Cheers? To different parts of the country, WE TALK FUNNY! Get over yourself!

Jennifer Beth Mykleby
Jennifer Beth Mykleby

here's a question will any of it be filmed here in Minnesota?? hollywood left us..be nice to get hollywood back here again..

Jonathan D. Finkelstein
Jonathan D. Finkelstein

And it's probably safe to assume that absolutely none of it will actually be shot in ND or Fargo, aside from some random background shots from the twin cities.

kathimaloneyk
kathimaloneyk

That photo of Brainerd looks pretty bleak. 

Daniel Maurer
Daniel Maurer

Well, this should piss off a bunch of North Dakotans. All the ones I knew hated the film. (I liked it. But, hey, I'm Minnesotan!)

thomas.m.crouse
thomas.m.crouse

@Joseph M. Adams The major difference being that people actually enjoy watching "Sherlock"

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