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Winona Ryder Cast In David Simon's New HBO Miniseries

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | /Bent August 20, 2014 at 6:36PM

Noni and Llewyn Davis in an HBO miniseries directed by the man behind "The Wire"!? IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER.
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Winona Ryder

Is this a dream or is Winona Ryder finally getting a role worthy of her that we can actually get excited about? Sure, her 2 minutes in "Black Swan" were fun to watch, but it's been a good decade since someone has given Ryder the opportunity to shine. And who better than David Simon -- the man behind the glory that was "The Wire" -- to change that?


THR is reporting that Ryder has been cast in Simon's upcoming six hour miniseries "Show Me a Hero." Based on the non-fiction book by Lisa Belkin, the series will center on Nick Wasicsko -- the mayor of a midsize American city who is "faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town."

Ryder will play Vinni Restiano, "the Yonkers councilwoman and confidante to Wasicsko who lost her seat after her housing vote, only to stage a comeback four years later and wins as City Council president." And whose playing Wasicsko? It's already been announced, but that's no reason to be less excited: Oscar fucking Isaac, more or less the most beautiful, talented man alive.

Noni and Llewyn Davis in an HBO miniseries directed by the man behind "The Wire"!? IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER.

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