After a lengthy stint messing with the fabric of reality in “WandaVision,” Elizabeth Olsen will be taking on another character that doesn’t quite have a grip on life. This leads to a brutal murder, all in the name of love. Following her Emmy-nominated turn in Marvel’s Disney+ show, she’s now set to be taking the lead in HBO’s upcoming limited series, “Love & Death,” as infamous ax-murderer Candy Montgomery.
For those that aren’t as brushed up on their true crime stories as others, Montgomery earned her notoriety following the brutal killing of her church-going friend Betty Gore. The act comes about following Candy’s affair with Gore’s husband Pat, leading to betrayal and bloodshed.
Betty is played by Lily Rabe of “The Tender Bar,” while Jesse Plemons is down as her husband. Patrick Fugit will also be appearing as Candy’s husband, Patrick Montgomery. Filming is now underway to tell this unsettling turn of events, with some brand new images of Olsen before the ax starts swinging.
Olsen sings bloody murder in these new stills
Looking to be almost echoing Wanda’s picture-perfect look from the Marvel show, Olsen’s Montgomery appears anything but sinister as the well-known killer. Yet. Shown (via Collider) in the local church choir and out for a spot of lunch, it begs the question of how her take on the Candy will turn when she finally snaps and has a literal axe to grind.
As compelling as it will be to see Olsen take on the killer role, she actually isn’t the only one getting into the mind of Montgomery this year, either. While HBO is hard at work filming in Kent, Texas, Jessica Biel will also be playing the homicidal homewrecker in another series called “Candy” set for release on Hulu. For now, we can expect to see how Olsen does killing it in “Love & Death” when the show arrives on HBO in 2022.