In the upcoming Netflix thriller Kate, Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as the title character, a skilled assassin who embarks on an anxiety-inducing quest for survival on the streets of Tokyo. The project is being directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and is based on Umair Aleem’s script, which was acquired by Netflix back in 2017.
Shot in a variety of locations, including Thailand, Los Angeles and Tokyo, Kate is shaping up to be a typical Netflix thriller with high-production quality. The film will also star Woody Harrelson, Michiel Huisman and Jun Kunimura, among others who were added to the stellar cast.
“Kate is a ruthless assassin who is on a job in Tokyo, and she gets poisoned,” Winstead explained. “She finds out she has 24 hours to live before the poison kills her, so she sets out on a mission to find out who poisoned her and kill them before she dies. Along the way, she forges this bond with this teenage girl named Ani (Miku Martineau), and they end up taking on this mission together. It’s a heartfelt, brutal, assassin story!”
The hardest [scene= to shoot was the one with Mary and Miyavi inside the apartment,” the director revealed. “We couldn’t shoot that with stunt doubles, so they had to do it themselves. You had two actors that are doing very, very close-contact stunt work. We thought something bad could happen there. This one was definitely making me nervous.”
Watch Mary Elizabeth Winstead appear in the new trailer for Kate below.