After years of professional struggle, Gordon Clark has finally made it big, but he risks his success to embark on one more idea with old friend Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace). As Gordon gets deeper into the project, his work and home lives become increasingly entangled.
Scoot McNairy is an award-winning actor and producer who in recent years has come to industry attention in both capabilities.
McNairy currently stars in the critically acclaimed AMC series Halt and Catch Fire, which will return for a fourth and final season this year. He also guest-starred in the opening episode of the third season of the critically acclaimed Fargo.
McNairy was last seen starring in the film Sleepless, opposite Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan. He was also the lead opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Aftermath, directed by Elliott Lester and produced by Darren Aronofsky.
McNairy just finished shooting a lead role in the Netflix limited series Godless, directed by Scott Frank and also starring Jack O’Connell and Jeff Daniels. He also reteamed with Brad Pitt and David Michod in War Machine, which is also distributed by Netflix. He will also be seen in the Jody Hill film The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter, opposite Danny McBride and Josh Brolin.
McNairy was recently seen in Zack Snyder’s globally anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and in David Gordon Green’s Our Brand Is Crisis, in which he starred opposite Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton.
Named one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch in 2012, McNairy has had acting roles in other films such as Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly, in which he was the lead opposite Brad Pitt, and for which he was honored as a Breakthrough Performer at the Hamptons International Film Festival; David Fincher’s Gone Girl, opposite Ben Affleck; Kevin MacDonald’s Black Sea, opposite Jude Law; Jaume Collet-Serra’s hit Non-Stop, opposite Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore; Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, opposite Michael Fasbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal; David Michod’s The Rover, opposite Guy Pearce and Rob Pattinson; Lynn Shelton’s Touchy Feely, opposite Ellen Page; Megan Griffiths’s The Off Hours; Terry Zwigoff’s Art School Confidential; and (from Focus Features) Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land, opposite Matt Damon and Frances McDormand.
On the small screen, in addition to his work on Halt and Catch Fire, he has made guest appearances on hit shows such as Six Feet Under, The Shield, CSI, How I Met Your Mother and (in a recurring role) Bones.
He was a Best Actor nominee at the 2010 British Independent Film Awards for his performance in the acclaimed independent film Monsters, written and directed by Gareth Edwards. The year prior, In Search of a Midnight Kiss, which McNairy both starred in and produced, was honored with the John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Made for Under $500,000) at the Independent Spirit Awards. The movie was written and directed by Alex Holdridge.
McNairy shared Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture with his fellow actors from the ensembles of Ben Affleck’s Argo and Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave; in addition to many other honors, both films went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
On the production side, McNairy has formed The Group Films with John Pierce, and they are currently in production on McNairy’s directorial debut. Their film Frank and Cindy, starring Rene Russo and Oliver Platt, premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. The film is now available on Netflix and iTunes. The company’s previous productions include James Cox’s Straight A’s, starring Ryan Phillippe, Anna Paquin and Luke Wilson. Separately, McNairy recently reteamed with Gareth Edwards as co-executive producer of Tom Green’s Monsters: Dark Continent, the sequel to Monsters.