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Chloë Sevigny To Play An Irish Transsexual Assassin In New Miniseries

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 7, 2011 at 7:22AM

Not many actresses would be able to recover from doing "that scene" in Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny," but then again, Chloë Sevigny has hardly played by anyone's rules. She broke out in the controversial "Kids" and from there has amassed an impressive CV working with directors like Lars von Trier ("Dogville," "Manderlay"), David Fincher ("Zodiac"), Woody Allen ("Melinda & Melinda"), Whit Stillman ("The Last Days Of Disco"), Jim Jarmusch ("Broken Flowers") and Harmony Korine ("Gummo," "Julien Donkey-Boy"). And oh yeah, there was that Oscar nomination for "Boys Don't Cry" as well. She's also come on the radar of mainstream America with her role in the HBO series "Big Love." However, her next role might be her most memorable one to date.
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Not many actresses would be able to recover from doing "that scene" in Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny," but then again, Chloë Sevigny has hardly played by anyone's rules. She broke out in the controversial "Kids" and from there has amassed an impressive CV working with directors like Lars von Trier ("Dogville," "Manderlay"), David Fincher ("Zodiac"), Woody Allen ("Melinda & Melinda"), Whit Stillman ("The Last Days Of Disco"), Jim Jarmusch ("Broken Flowers") and Harmony Korine ("Gummo," "Julien Donkey-Boy"). And oh yeah, there was that Oscar nomination for "Boys Don't Cry" as well. She's also come on the radar of mainstream America with her role in the HBO series "Big Love." However, her next role might be her most memorable one to date.

In an interview with BlackBook, the actress reveals....well, we'll let her explain the miniseries she's about to do. "It’s a British production for Sky Atlantic, and I’m playing a pre-op male-to-female tranny assassin. It’s very realistic. It’s being created by a lot of the people who were involved in the original 'Skins,' so it’s going to be very edgy." If that isn't enough, the part will require her to speak in an Irish brogue as well.

Update: Deadline reveals that the show is titled "Hit And Miss" and will have a six episode arc. Written by Sean Conway and set to be directed by Hettie Macdolany, the story revolves around a transgender hit man who suddenly finds out that in the previous life, she has fathered several children. It will start filming this summer. Aside from that, details are scarce. No word on what it's called or even when it will start production, but Between this and the "Lizzie Borden" series she's doing for HBO, Sevigny is going to have a lock on a couple of the most interesting female characters to hit the small screen in quite some time. Also, the role just sounds too fucking bonkers not to pay attention to.

Sevigny can currently be seen in "Mr. Nice" and has the indie flick "The Wait" in the wings, presumably for a fall festival premiere.

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