Monday, May 21, 2018

SHAKESPEARE SUNDAY: BBC SETS AIRING DATE FOR ANTHONY HOPKINS' 'KING LEAR' WITH EMMA THOMPSON, EMILY WATSON, JIM BROADBENT, TOBIAS MENZIES! STUNNING NEW 'MACBETH' WITH MARK ROWLEY

  BBC SETS DATE FOR 'KING LEAR'
WITH ANTHONY HOPKINS, EMMA THOMPSON, EMILY WATSON!
A little bit of Shakespeare for your enlightenment today, starting with Anthony Hopkins' TV movie KING LEAR which will air on BBC Two Monday 28th May! You can check out the trailer below the post!
THE BURDEN OF BEING A KING
Set in the fictional present, the 80 year old King Lear (Anthony Hopkins) divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril (Emma Thompson), Regan (Emily Watson) and Cordelia (Florence Pugh) - according to their
The new adaptation was directed by Richard Eyre!
affection for him. Cordelia refuses to flatter him, so he banishes her. Having acquired power, Goneril and Regan expel their father from their homes. At the
Hopkins was mistaken for a homeless man during the shooting
same time, Lear's prime minister, Gloucester (Jim Broadbent), is betrayed by his son Edmund (John Macmillan) and his other son, Edgar (Andrew
Tobias Menzies is also the part of the stunningly stellar cast
Scott), is forced to go into hiding. Lear becomes mad, Gloucester is blinded: both the kingdom and the family descend into chaos and warfare.


  NEW 'MACBETH' MOVIE
Macbeth aired in UK cinemas in March
WITH MARK ROWLEY
Speaking of Shakespeare's works done in a new light, check out this one: MACBETH  entirely shot on green screen and reinvented by director Kit Monkman starring The Last Kingdom's Mark Rowley! Monkman’s unique adaptation successfully bridges the gap between theatre and film by exploiting the capabilities of the green screen to portray the vast world of make-believe while maintaining the traditional values, language and themes of Shakespeare’s original theatrical play.
Super hunky Mark Rowley plays the lead role

A BRAVE NEW VISION OF THE OLD STORY
Brilliant young general MACBETH pulls off a glorious victory in battle before returning to an indolent court where honours are dispensed by whim. Spurred on by prophesying drifters and an ambitious wife, MACBETH sets his sights on the throne. In Kit Monkman's adventurous new adaptation, this compelling tale of unchecked ambition, soured friendship, lost intimacy and the descent into nihilism is encountered in a strange and claustrophobic territory partly conjured by the mind. The movie is currently available to stream and download on Amazon.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

EXPLOSIVE SATURDAY: TRAILERS & POSTERS FOR '12TH MAN' WW2 ADVENTURE WITH JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS, 'A-X-L' FANTASY ADVENTURE WITH ALEX NEUSTAEDTER, JACKIE CHAN'S 'BLEEDING STEEL'

 'THE 12TH MAN' WW2 MOVIE
WITH JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS
Three new trailers and posters for you this lazy Saturday people, before we hit some lavish Shakespeare tomorrow (do stay tuned). First up today, a stunning
The movie is based on a true story!
poster for historical adventure THE 12TH MAN a World War II thriller coming from Norway which is currently out in North America and some parts of Europe starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
The story is set in Norway, 1943: after a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) finds himself on the run from the Gestapo through the snowbound Arctic reaches of Scandinavia. It's a harrowing journey across unforgiving, frozen wilderness that will stretch on for months and force Jan to take extreme action in order to survive. They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one who got away...



 'A-X-L' FANTASY MOVIE
WITH A CYBORG DOGGO!
Then there is also something much brighter: a beautiful trailer for lovely family adventure A-X-L which arrives to cinemas August 24th!  It is a
The movie was directed by Oliver Daly
new adventure about a down-on-his luck teenage bike rider, Miles (Alex Neustaedter), who stumbles upon an advanced, robotic, military dog named A.X.L. Endowed with next generation artificial intelligence but with the heart of a dog, A.X.L. forms an emotional bond with Miles, much to the chagrin of the rogue military scientists who created A.X.L. and would do anything to retrieve him. Knowing what is at stake if A.X.L. gets captured, Miles teams up with his smart, resourceful crush, Sara (Becky G), to protect his new best friend. Thomas Jane also stars in this thrilling adventure.



 'BLEEDING STEEL' TRAILER
 WITH JACKIE CHAN AGAINST THE BORG... OR SOMETHING LIKE IT
Bleeding Steel arrives to USA this July!
Some strange and imaginative cyborg technology can be seen in Jackie Chan's BLEEDING STEEL as well! He plays a special force agent and police officer who is assigned to protect a young woman involved in a science experiment of longevity, from a gangster with an army of advanced technology who desires to obtain her power, while also having connections with him. Australian superstar Callan Mulvey also stars in the expensive $65 million worth action adventure arriving from Chinese Honk Kong. After playing last winter in parts of Europe and this spring in Asia, this delightfully trashy flick hits Northern America this July!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

STARZ REVEALS 'SPANISH PRINCESS' EPIC TV SERIES FULL CAST LED BY CHARLOTTE HOPE, ELLIOT COWAN, OLLY RIX, ALEXANDRA MOEN!

 'THE SPANISH PRINCESS'
STARZ REVEALS FULL CAST!
Charlotte Hope will be Catherine of Aragon!
I've already told you before that after the success of The White Princess, which was probably one of the best epic series last year, Starz is making THE SPANISH PRINCESS sequel series also based on Philippa Gregory's books, and now they've announced the cast too led by Charlotte Hope and our dear Elliot Cowan!
THE TUDOR SAGA
Continuing the saga of the Tudor dynasty, it will be a powerful, epic story that not only returns the audience to the world of royal court intrigue as seen
Alicia Boracherro, Elliot Cowan and Alexandra Moen will rule the courts
uniquely through the perspective of the women, but also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history – the lives of people of colour, living and working in 16th century London.

ELLIOT COWAN RULES THE COURT
In the focus of it all is Charlotte Hope as young Catherine of Aragon! Promised in marriage to the future King of England Prince Arthur (Angus Imrie), Catherine is the source of curiosity, resentment and suspicion among
Olly Rix, Richard Pepper and Philip Cumbus will hunk up the cast!
her new family; the formidable Margaret Beaufort (Harriet Walter), Arthur’s guardian Margaret (Maggie) Pole (Laura Carmichael),   Arthur’s charismatic brother Prince Harry who will become King Henry VIII (Ruairi O’Connor), his sister Margaret (Meg) Tudor (Georgie Henley), their father
Alan McKenna, Jordan Renzo and Aaron Cobham!
King Henry Tudor (Elliot Cowan) and mother Queen Elizabeth (Alexandra Moen). Philip Cumbus will play famous Thomas Wolsey. When Prince Arthur dies shortly after their wedding, Catherine finds her future as Queen in question and at the mercy of a divided Tudor court under the threat of
Angus Imrie, Laura Carmichael and Georgie Henley!
enemies both abroad and closer to home. Catherine's ladies will be played by Nadia Parkes, as Rosa, and Stephanie Levi John, as Lina de Cardonnes! Aaron Cobham will play a young soldier of the Spanish court, Oviedo. Alan McKenna will be Tudor noble Richard Pole with Richard Pepper as Thomas, Earl of Wiltshire! Our dear Olly Rix will play Edward Stafford and
Stephanie Levi John, Ruairi O'Connor and Harriet Walter.
Jordan Renzo will be Charlie Brandon. Daniel Cerqueira will be De Fuensalida, ambassador to England and loyal servant of Spanish Queen Isabella, played by Spanish star Alicia Borrachero! PS in other news from the period set TV series front, The Durrells is getting the fourth season, and there are rumours that Lord of the Rings series at Amazon might focus on young Aragorn, prince of Gondor!

Friday, May 18, 2018

PERIOD SET THURSDAY: 'THE BOMBING' WW2 MOVIE POSTER WITH BRUCE WILLIS, ADRIEN BRODY, FAN BINGBING! FRENCH 18TH CENTURY DRAMA 'ROYAL EXCHANGE' WITH LAMBERT WILSON

 'THE BOMBING' WW2 MOVIE
POSTER WITH BRUCE WILLIS, ADRIEN BRODY, FAN BINGBING
After I remind you to scroll down and check out our Sunday spotlight on freshly ordered comedy pilots to which I added new trailers, we shall move
The movie arrives to cinemas this August!
onto two new international historical movie projects as Hollywood is mostly sleeping today. First, you can check out the first poster for World War II drama THE BOMBING coming from China with Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody joining Asian super stars Fan Bingbing, Ye Liu and Nicholas Tse!
Out this August in Chinese cinemas, the movie is set during World War II following five different Chinese people who fight their way through Japanese Air Force attacks to protect an important military machine in Chongqing, 1940. The movie was shot with a rather expensive $65 million budget! And did I tell you Mel Gibson is the artistic producer?



  'THE ROYAL EXCHANGE'
LAMBERT WILSON RULES SPAIN AS KING PHILIPPE
The movie was out in France last winter!
Meanwhile, over from France comes period set movie L'échange des princesses or THE ROYAL EXCHANGE starring Lambert Wilson! In 1721, the Regent of France, wanting to seal the peace with Spain, offers to the Spanish King, a marriage between their respective heirs: Louis XV, age 11, and Maria Anna Victoria, the 4 year old Spanish infanta. The Regent of France also offers to marry his daughter, Mademoiselle de Montpensier, 12, to the Prince of Asturias, the 14 year old heir apparent to the Spanish throne. Madrid responds
The movie is the adaptation of a Chantal Thomas book!
enthusiastically to both proposals, and the ceremonies are promptly organized. The exchange of the princesses is to take place with great pomp on a small island, in the river bordering the two countries. Everything has been done to expect the best of the children, but nothing will proceed as planned.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

1ST POSTER FOR 'THE OUTPOST' POSTAPOCALYPTIC TV SERIES WITH JESSICA GREEN, JAKE STORMOEN, ANDEW HOWARD! 'THE PASSAGE' SF SERIES TRAILER WITH MARK PAUL GOSSELAAR

SF SERIES 'THE OUTPOST'
 FIRST POSTER FROM CW IS HERE!
The series will air from July this summer
Science fiction all the way today, spylings! We still haven't got a trailer for it, but here's the first poster for CW's post apocalyptic series THE OUTPOST which will hit the small screens July 10th as summer entertainment! Its ten episodes will see Jessica Green playing Talon, the lone survivor of a race called “Blackbloods.” Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save
Stunning Jake Stormoen will be the main eyecandy for the ladies!
herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator. Jake Stormoen, Imogen Waterhouse, Andrew Howard, Anand Desai-Barochia and Robyn Malcolm also star in the show produced by Dean Devlin.

SF SERIES 'THE PASSAGE'
FIRST TRAILER WITH MARK PAUL GOSSELAAR IS HERE FROM FOX!
Fox has, meanwhile, revealed first trailer for their long awaited sf series THE PASSAGE which will air in midseason.  It is an epic, character driven thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous
Mark Paul Gosselaar leads the cast of the new sf series
virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race turning them into vampires. The series focuses on a 10-year-old girl named Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney), who is chosen to be a test subject for this
It is the adaptation of Justin Cronin's best selling book
experiment, and Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), the federal agent who becomes her surrogate father as he tries to protect her. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

KEELEY HAWES TO LEAD EXQUISITELY STELLAR BBC'S PERIOD SET DRAMA 'SUMMER OF ROCKETS' WITH TOBY STEPHENS, TIMOTHY SPALL! 'BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY' TRAILER WITH RAMI MALEK AS FREDDIE MERCURY

  'SUMMER OF ROCKETS'
KEELEY HAWES, TOBY STEPHENS, TIMOTHY SPALL LEAD BBC SERIES
First look at Keeley Hawes in the series!
It seems our dearest Keeley Hawes is everywhere these days, not that we complain! Her latest gig is a lead role in new BBC 2 period set series SUMMER OF ROCKETS next to Toby Stephens, Timothy Spall and Linus Roach!
  Set in the UK during the Cold War period and tumultuous year of 1958, it will see Toby Stephens as Samuel, a 40 something Russian Jewish émigré, inventor and designer of bespoke hearing aids, whose clients include former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. The series follows Samuel and his family, wife
First look at Toby Stephens in the new series!
Miriam and children Hannah and Sasha, as he is approached by MI5 to demonstrate his work. Yet it is not his inventions the operatives require - instead Samuel is tasked with the secret mission of obtaining information about his charming, newly acquired friends Kathleen (Keeley Hawes) and her husband Richard Shaw MP (Linus Roache) through whom Samuel also meets the impressive Lord Arthur Wallington (Timothy Spall). As Samuel’s life becomes more and more intertwined with his mission, how far is he willing to let things unravel for his cause? And who can he truly trust? Mark Bonnar and Ronald Pickup round up the truly stellar cast.

  'BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY'
TRAILER WITH RAMI MALEK AS THE LEADER OF QUEEN!
The movie is out this November worldwide
First trailer has been released for the Queen biopic BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY in which Rami Malek plays famous Freddie Mercury. The movie, which is out this November, also stars Gwilym Lee as Queen's guitarist Brian May, Ben Hardy as their drummer Roger Taylor and Joseph Mazzello as bass player John Deacon. The film traces their meteoric rise through their iconic songs, their near implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more
Rami Malek has replaced Sasha Baron Cohen in the lead role, thankfully
like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SAM REID, ESSIE DAVIS, ANN DOWD TO LEAD 'LAMBS OF GOD' GOTHIC EPIC PERIOD SET MINI SERIES! CHRIS EVANS TO FACE CATACLYSMIC DISASTER IN NEILL BLOMKAMP'S 'GREENLAND'

  CHRIS EVAN TO FACE
 DISASTER IN 'GREENLAND'!
We continue with casting news from Cannes this week as well, after a short break which we used to announced the newly ordered comedies. The hottest
Chris Evans is leading Greenland!
Avenger of them all, and also an amazing director in his own right, Chris Evans will star in Neill Blomkamp's new disaster movie GREENLAND! Not much is known about the film, except that it will be a character driven, high concept narrative about a family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster. Before this, you will watch Chris in THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT next to Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman (talk about a hot hot hot cast) Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley, about the rescue of Ethiopian Jewish immigrants to Israel in 1981.

  'LAMBS OF GOD' EPIC SERIES
 SAM REID, ESSIE DAVIS, ANN DOWN LEAD PERIOD SET MINI
Sam Reid will play the priest who suddenly arrives
While we're waiting for the premiere of their Picnic at Hanging Rock costume series, Australian Foxtel is already planning another interesting period set mini drama: their four part LAMBS OF GOD will star Emmy winner Ann Dowd and White Princess star Essie Davis in a dark, gothic story about three nuns, each a generation apart, living in an isolated convent by the coast, and an unwelcome visitor who enters their lives and changes their world forever. With Jessica Barden playing the third nun, our favourite boy Sam Reid will play the dangerous stranger.
AH, THAT NAUGHTY PRIEST    
Sisters of St Agnes must defend their lives, existence and beliefs when the handsome priest, played by Sam Reid, attempts to sell their dilapidated
Ann Dowd and Essie Davis will play the smitten nuns!
monastery. What unfolds is an epic and fantastical tale of faith, love and redemption which weaves together Christian belief, classical mythology, fairy tales, Celtic lore, and the mysteries of the natural world!

Monday, May 14, 2018

2018/19 SITCOMS: FOX REVIVES 'LAST MAN STANDING', ORDERS 'COOL KIDS'! CBS ORDERS NINA DOBREV, TONE BELL'S 'FAM', 'WELCOME TO NEIGHBOURHOOD', DAMON WAYANS JR SITCOM! NBC ORDERS 'ABBY'S'

  FRESHLY ORDERED COMEDIES
CBS ORDERS 'FAM' MULTICAM WITH NINA DOBREV, TONE BELL!
Last week was a black one for many shows as tons of them got cancelled, but this is also the time of the year when networks are ordering pilots into series.
Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell will be a couple in Fam!
CBS has cancelled Kevin Can Wait, Living Biblically, 9JKL and, sadly, our favourite Superior Donuts, as they're planning to fill Monday night with new comedies. They've ordered FAM multicam sitcom into series with Nina Dobrev as a young woman whose dreams of an upstanding life with her new fiancé are dashed when her younger train wreck half-sister comes to live with her to escape their train wreck of a father. Tone Bell, Odessa Adlon, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sheryl Lee Ralph also star. It will air in midseason!

CBS ALSO ORDERS JOSH LAWSON AND DAMON WAYANS MULTICAMS
Beside Murphy Brown revival, CBS will also have Cedric the Entertainer's new multicam WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD about the nicest guy in the Midwest (Josh Lawson) who moves his family into a tough neighbourhood in L.A. where not everyone appreciates his
Cedric will not welcome Josh Lawson to his neighbourhood nicely!
extreme neighbourliness. That includes their new next-door neighbor Calvin (Cedric). Sheaun McKinney, Tichina Arnold, Dreama Walker, Marcel Spears and Hank Greenspan also star. CBS will also have the untitled Damon Wayans Jr. comedy which revolves around Peter (Wayans)
Damon Wayans Jr and Felix Mallard will lead new sitcom at CBS
and Claire (Amber Stevens West), a couple who are tired of their mundane life and start to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when an emerging pop star (Felix Mallard), who is drawn to their super-normal suburban life, moves in. Stephanie Weir and Chris Parnell also star. The two sitcoms will air from Autumn on Monday nights!
UPDATE The news is just in from CBS that they have replaced Josh Lawson with Max Greenfield in the sitcom! They have also revealed that Damon's sitcom will be titled HAPPY TOGETHER!


NBC SETS BAR AT 'S 'ABBY'S'  
NBC has picked up a multicam reminiscent of Cheers. ABBY'S is set at the best bar in San Diego, home to good prices, great company and, of course, Abby (Natalie Morales). This unlicensed, makeshift bar nestled in her
Natalie Morales will lead new NBC sitcom Abby's
backyard is the opposite of everything annoying about today’s party scene. There are no cell phones (not even to “look something up”), earning a seat at the bar takes time and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary “not-beer” drink. As the oddball cast of regulars will tell you, hanging out at Abby’s is a coveted honour. But once you’re in, you’re family. Neil Flynn, Nelson Franklin, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts and Kimia Behpoornia star.

FOX REVIVES LAST MAN STANDING AND PAIRS IT UP WITH COOL KIDS
Over at Fox the greatest news is that they are reviving Tim Allen's much adored LAST MAN STANDING which was shamelessly killed at ABC. With all the cast (Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller,
Revival is a glorious victory for Tim Allen and a kick in the face to ABC
Christoph Sanders and Jordan Masterson) returning it will be Fox's leading programme next season if it brings its massive ratings from ABC where it was their second most watched comedy. It will be joined at Fox by
The Cool Kids will join Last Man Standing at Fox
THE COOL KIDS! Starring Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull, David Alan Grier and Leslie Jordan, it follows three guy friends in a retirement community who are the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community, a female rebel whose ready to challenge their place – it’s high school with 70 somethings. Stay tuned as I will be updating the post with new info as it arrives! The two comedies will air on Fridays from Autumn.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

NEW WW2 MOVIES: PENELOPE WILTON, TOM COURTENAY, GUGU MBATHA RAW JOIN GEMMA ARTERTON'S 'SUMMERLAND'! 'HURRICANE' TRAILER AND POSTER WITH IWAN RHEON, SAM HOARE, STEFANIE MARTINI

   WW2 'SUMMERLAND' MOVIE
TOM COURTENAY AND PENELOPE WILTON JOIN GEMMA ARTERTON
Gemma Arterton is also producing the film
Another stellar line-up in the new casting updates arriving over from Cannes! Gemma Arterton's War War II drama SUMMERLAND has just added two acting legends Penelope Wilton and Tom Courtenay, and also Gugu Mbatha Raw who already starred with Penelope in Belle! I've previously already showed you a poster for the love story, in which Gemma plays fiercely independent writer Alice who secludes herself in her study: occupied by her work but also profoundly lonely, haunted by a love affair from her past. When spirited young Frank, an evacuee from the London Blitz, is dumped into her irritable care, his innocence and wonder awaken Alice’s
Gugu Mbata Raw and Penelope Wilton will star together again after Belle
deeply buried emotions. Bravely embracing life’s miraculous unpredictability, Alice learns that wounds may be healed, hope and second chances do exist, and any woman must defiantly be two things: who and what she wants.

  'HURRICANE' TRAILER
IS HERE WITH IWAN RHEON!
Speaking of WW2, I've also previously showed you an old poster for HURRICANE and now you can check out a new one alongside a new trailer
Hurricane is out in UK cinemas this September
too!  The movie has a rather British cast lead by Iwan Rheon, Sam Hoare and Stefanie Martini, alongside Mel's son Milo Gibson and Polish star Marcin Dorocinski. It is the story of a group of brave Poles who fought in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great Britain free from the Nazis, but also to keep alive the very idea of their own country, which had existed in its modern form for barely twenty years before it was crushed under Germans. Equipped with the almost-obsolete Hurricane and (with some initial reluctance) given RAF blue uniforms, while they fought, Poland lived. 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

EZRA MILLER, BEN KINGSLEY TO PLAY SALVADOR DALI IN 'DALI LAND' WITH TIM ROTH, LESLEY MANVILLE! DEV PATEL'S 'DAVID COPPERFIELD' ADS TILDA SWINTON, HUGH LAURIE, BEN WHISHAW, ANEURIN BARNARD!

  EZRA MILLER JOINS
BEN KINGSLEY IN 'DALI LAND'
Ezra Miller will play Dali in his youth!
We continue with casting news coming from Cannes today with always delightful Ezra Miller who has just been cast as young Salvador Dali in DALI LAND which will also star Ben Kingsley, Lesley Manville, Tim Roth and Frank Dillane!

Set in New York and Spain in 1973, the story is told through the eyes of James (Dillane), a young gallery assistant who helps Dalí prepare for a big show. While James hopes to learn some of the secrets of great art from one of the 20th century’s greatest painters, he instead falls down a rabbit hole of glittering parties, personal battles, and an art world awash with money and drama. Kingsley is the older Dali, Manville is Dali’s domineering wife, and Roth his right-hand man. After you see Ezra Milller in Fantastic Beasts sequel you will also watch him in The Flash movie.

  'DAVID COPPERFIELD' CASTS
BEN WHISHAW, TILDA SWINTON, HUGH LAURIE, ANEURIN BARNARD
A rather stellar cast has been added up to Armando Iannucci’s big screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD which will now, beside Dev Patel whom we
Dev Patel is joined by Ben Whishaw and Anthony Welsh
have already announced as Copperfield, also have Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Aneurin Barnard, Morfydd Clark, Peter Capaldi,
Aneurin Barnard, Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie have joined the cast!
Anthony Welsh and Rosalind Eleazar. Set in the 1840's it follows David's as he navigates a chaotic world, from his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer.

Friday, May 11, 2018

JOSH O'CONNOR IS PRINCE CHARLES IN 'CROWN' SEASON 3! PATRICK STEWART, FELICITY JONES, FREDDIE HIGHMORE, THOMAS BRODIE SANGSTER JOIN 'DRAGON RIDER'! DANILA KOZLOVSKY, VICKY KRIEPS IN 'PASSION SIMPLE'

  JOSH O'CONNOR IS
PRINCE CHARLES IN 'THE CROWN' SEASON 3 AT NETFLIX
Josh O'Connor will play the future king
In a piece of news that might excite all of you devoted fans of God's Own Country, last year's best movie, its star Josh O'Connor is apparently going to play young Prince Charles in the third season of Netflix' popular series THE CROWN! The Durrells star will play the prince in his early 20s in the season that will see most of the cast replaced with older actors since it will be covering the mid 1960s all the way to mid 70s! Olivia Colman will play older Queen Elizabeth II, Tobias Menzies will be her husband Prince Philip, while Helena Bonham Carter, who was in the run for the lead role herself, will play her sister Princess Margaret. Jason Watkins is also joining the cast as British Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

  DANILA KOZLOVSKY
TO LEAD 'PASSION SIMPLE'
Danila Kozlovsky will play the male lead!
In other casting news from Cannes, Screen Daily reports that our favourite Russian star Danila Kozlovsky and Vicky Krieps will star in the adaptation of the international best seller PASSION SIMPLE by Annie Ernaux which has been translated into 20 languages. Krieps from Daniel Day Lewis' Phantom Thread, will play a 42 year old lecturer who has no illusions about the long term future of her relationship with her younger, married lover. The diplomat, a flashy figure with a penchant for big cars and Saint Laurent suits, does not make any promises either. Nonetheless, she becomes obsessed logging her every move and sensation as she awaits his return. Until one day, he vanishes, posted back home, without letting her know.

  ANIMATED 'DRAGON RIDER'
PATRICK STEWART, FELICITY JONES TO LEND VOICES
Stellar cast also announced at Cannes for animated adventure DRAGON RIDER which has just hired voices for Patrick Stewart, Felicity Jones, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Freddie Highmore and Nonso Anozie in the adaptation of Cornelia Funke’s novel about an unlikely trio of heroes: young
Tomer Eshed is directing for Constantin Film
silver dragon Firedrake (Brodie-Sangster), Sorrel (Jones) the mountain brownie and a boy called Ben (Highmore) as they embark on an epic adventure and battle against a vicious, dragon-killing machine called Nettlebrand (Stewart) to find the ‘Rim of Heaven’.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

NEW 'A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES' TV SERIES PHOTO WITH TERESA PALMER, ALEX KINGSTON, MATTHEW GOODE! JAMES MARSDEN TO LEAD STEPHEN KING'S 'IN THE TALL GRASS' AT NETFLIX

  JAMES MARSDEN TO LEAD
STEPHEN KING'S 'IN THE TALL
James Marsden will possibly play Tobin's father
GRASS' AT NETFLIX
Great news for all you Stephen King fans out there: Netflix will turn his IN THE TALL GRASS into a movie and they've already hired James Marsden in the lead role! It follows brother and sister Cal and Becky Demuth! When Becky finds out she's pregnant during her second year at college,  their parents decide to send her to live with her aunt and uncle until the baby is born, and Cal comes along with her during the spring break. After visiting a number of tourist destinations along the way they come across a vast field, where they hear a boy named Tobin crying out for help. The twins decide to venture into the field to help young Tobin, but soon realize that they may never get to leave. King cowrote the novella with his own son and Joe Hill.

  'A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES'
MEET THE WITCHY FAMILY  
Meanwhile, a new photo has been revealed for the television series adaptation of Deborah Harkness fantasy novel A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES! British Sky will air the series in UK with Matthew Goode
Alex Kingston plays one of Teresa Palmer's aunts in the new series
and Teresa Palmer leading the cast! She will be Diane Bishop, and he will play vampire Matthew Clairmont! New photo reveals her witchy family with Alex Kingston and Valarie Pettiford as her aunts.
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES
follows a science historian who also just happens to be a witch with a troubling past that has led her to suppress her magical tendencies. When her research
The series will air at Sky this Fall in United Kingdom. No US broadcaster yet
leads her to uncover a mysterious missing manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, she sets in motion a series of events that will lead her on an adventure across time and continents to discover the secrets of her past and the truth
Matthew Goode plays charming vampire scientist Clairmont
about the origin of magical beings (which includes witches, vampires, and demons). Along the way, Diana also encounters and falls in love with Matthew
The series is a small screen adaptation of Deborah Harkness novel
Clairmont, a scientist and vampire with a murky past of his own. Lindsay Duncan will play Ysabeau de Clermont, the vampire mother of Matthew Clairmont who hates all witches.