Love and Death: Jesse Plemons joins Elizabeth Olsen

Love and Death
(l-r: Jesse Plemons, Elizabeth Olsen)

Jesse Plemons (Fargo, Black Mirror, Breaking Bad) will star opposite Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision, Avengers, Wind River) in the Max Original limited series Love and Death as “Allan Gore.” Olsen was previously announced to star as Candy Montgomery.

Love and Death is based on a true story, Wylie, TX, housewife Candy Montgomery murders Betty Gore in 1980. It’s inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs and a collection of articles from Texas Monthly (Love & Death in Silicon Prairie, Part I & II).

Plemons was nominated for an Emmy and won a Critics Choice Award for his role in Season 2 of Fargo. He also starred as Todd Alquist in the last two seasons of Breaking Bad and its follow-up feature film, El Camino, and was nominated for an Emmy for his role in the critically acclaimed series Black Mirror. 

Most recently, he can be seen starring in I’m Thinking of Ending Things, directed by Charlie Kaufman, as well as the Oscar-nominated feature Judas and the Black Messiah. 

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His upcoming credits include starring in Disney’s Jungle Cruise, Scott Cooper, and Guillermo Del Toro’s new feature Antlers, Jane Campion’s feature The Power of the Dog, and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon. Plemons is repped by TalentWorks and attorney David Matlof.

Produced by Lionsgate. Executive producers: David E. Kelley (who will write the series) through David E. Kelley Productions; Nicole Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films;  Lesli Linka Glatter (who will direct the series); Scott Brown and Megan Creydt through Texas Monthly; Matthew Tinker; Michael Klick and Helen Verno.