Is this a dream or is Winona Ryder finally getting a role worthy of her that we can actually get excited about? Sure, her 2 minutes in “Black Swan” were fun to watch, but it’s been a good decade since someone has given Ryder the opportunity to shine. And who better than David Simon — the man behind the glory that was “The Wire” — to change that?
Ryder will play Vinni Restiano, “the Yonkers councilwoman and confidante to Wasicsko who lost her seat after her housing vote, only to stage a comeback four years later and wins as City Council president.” And whose playing Wasicsko? It’s already been announced, but that’s no reason to be less excited: Oscar fucking Isaac, more or less the most beautiful, talented man alive.
Noni and Llewyn Davis in an HBO miniseries directed by the man behind “The Wire”!? IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER.