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Chloë Sevigny To Play An Irish Transsexual Assassin In New Miniseries

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 7, 2011 7:22 AM
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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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7 Comments

  • Olivia | June 12, 2011 10:02 AMReply

    "hitwoman" not "hitman" come on....

  • AJ | June 8, 2011 4:27 AMReply

    Your definition of "fucking bonkers" seems really mild and restrained. Goodness knows how you'd describe, say, a David Lynch film. Or the phenomenon of cis people like yourself getting all up in a lather whenever the word "transgender" is in the air.

  • Abby | June 8, 2011 4:19 AMReply

    A trans woman is *not* a "hit man." Sheesh!

  • Nortt | June 7, 2011 12:56 PMReply

    What do you mean by "that scene"? It's just a blowjob, a sexual act which is committed by millions of people on a daily basis. Constantly referring to it as "that scene" further perpetuates the stereotype that it's dirty and evil. Everybody fucks and enjoys blowjobs.

  • Christopher Bell | June 7, 2011 12:23 PMReply

    You laugh at really weird stuff.

  • ben | June 7, 2011 11:14 AMReply

    I think its funny that of all the films you list that she's been in, you don't bother acknowledging she was in "Boys Don't Cry" and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

  • Gabe Toro | June 7, 2011 8:02 AMReply

    THIS IS THE MUST-SEE EVENT OF THE YEAR.

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