I’m of the opinion that Ewan McGregor can do anything. His charm exudes in different ways and temperatures across movies like Trainspotting, Down With Love, The Ghost Writer, and Beginners. So the idea that he’s now been cast as dual leads for the third season of Fargo isn’t that much of a shocker, and I for one am stoked.
The third season of Fargo will take place in 2010 Minnesota with Ewan McGregor as brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. The former shall be a well-to-do self-made real estate mogul who has vocally and wholly constructed his own slice of Americana while the latter will be the jealous just-getting-by victimized parole officer who remains resentful of his successful brother. What comes after that is a lot of murder. It always does in these tales of Minnesota.
No other roles have been filled yet, and production is slated for later this year with a premiere coming next year.