Marvel's 'Hawkeye' Enlists Vera Farmiga

Vera Farmiga
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The actor joins Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld and Florence Pugh in the Disney+ series.

Vera Farmiga is targeting Hawkeye, the upcoming Marvel/Disney+ series that recently began production.

The series stars Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, the Avenger known as Hawkeye. Hailee Steinfeld joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as fan-favorite character Kate Bishop, who in the comics eventually takes the mantle of Hawkeye after training under Barton. Black Widow actor Florence Pugh is also involved in the new series.

Directors for Hawkeye include Bert and Bertie, as well as Saturday Night Live director Rhys Thomas. Jonathan Igla (Mad Men, Pitch) is writing.

Farmiga earned an Oscar nomination for 2009's Up in the Air and is well-known in the genre space thanks to roles in The Conjuring series, in which she plays Lorraine Warren, and TV's Bates Motel.

Marvel is making its Disney+ series a priority, with WandaVision rolling out in January, to be followed by Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki. Other series in the works include She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight.