Tony Nominee Carrie Coon to Bring Villainous Charm to Marvel's AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
According to Variety, Tony Nominee Carrie Coon is the latest name added to the vast official cast of Marvel Studios' upcoming "Avengers: Infinity War." Coon will voice Proxima Midnight, a member of villain Thanos' Black Order, in the ensemble superhero movie, which opens worldwide from April 25.
The news of Coon's participation was revealed by "Infinity War" directors Joe and Anthony Russo in an interview with British magazine Radio Times. Having reconfirmed that Irish actor Tom Vaughn-Lawlor was voicing fellow Black Order member Ebony Maw, the brothers were asked if they could reveal "any other interesting voices in the Black Order." "Carrie Coon is Proxima Midnight," Joe Russo said.
Coon is best known for starring as Nora Durst in the HBO drama series THE LEFTOVERS (2014-2017), for which she received widespread critical acclaim, winning a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. She starred as Gloria Burgle in the third season of the FX anthology series FARGO (2017), for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Coon also won the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama for both performances.
On stage, Coon was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the 2012 revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She has starred in many films, including as Margo Dunne in the thriller Gone Girl (2014) and Meg Greenfield in the drama The Post.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR opens in U.S. theaters on April 27.
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