Monday, July 16, 2018

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 'MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN!' WITH MERYL STREEP, AMANDA SEYFRIED, JULIE WALTERS, CELIA IMRIE, PIERCE BROSNAN, COLIN FIRTH, CHER, ANDY GARCIA! CHARACTER POSTERS!

 MAMMA MIA HERE WE GO AGAIN
Mamma Mia sings again July 20th!
MEET THE CAST OF THE SEQUEL
You can almost hear the sound of Abba's greatest hits as MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN is ready to dance its way into cinemas this weekend! And speaking of those songs, you will again hear Waterloo, I Have a Dream, Dancing Queen, Fernando and of course, Mamma Mia in the sequel too! Directed by Ol Parker, it is opening July 20th set after the events of the first film with flashbacks to 1979 to tell the story of how Donna came to be on the island of Kalokairi and trying to figure out who fathered her daughter, Sophie.
DONNA IS DEAD!
Five years after the events of Mamma Mia!, on the Greek island of Kalokairi, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is pregnant with Sky's (Dominic Cooper) child while running her mother's (Meryl Streep) villa. Her relationship with Sky has been turbulent for some time, giving her cause to doubt that she can survive without her mother, Donna, who had passed away one year prior. With Tanya (Christine Baranski) and Rosie's (Julie Walters) guidance, Sophie will find out more of Donna's past, including how she fronted The Dynamos, started her villa on the island from nothing, met each one of Sophie's dads (Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, and Colin Firth), and raised a daughter, without a mother to guide her. She also has an unexpected visit from someone she has never even met: her grandmother, Ruby Sheridan (Cher).

WHO ELSE IS IN THE FILM?
With the flashbacks featuring rather heavily in the movie with the main character from the original 2008 movie now dead and gone, the cast will also include younger versions of the leading stars and thus Lily James joins the movie as young Donna,  Jessica Keenan Wynn as Young Tanya, Alexa Davies as Young Rosie. When it comes to boys, Jeremy Irvine joins the cast as Irish American architect Young Sam, Hugh Skinner as British banker Young Harry and Josh Dylan as Young Bill, Swedish sailor and travel writer! Andy García is Fernando Cienfuegos, the manager of the Hotel Bella Donna, old friend of Ruby’s! Celia Imrie is Vice-Chancellor! The movie was shot last year in the wonderful seaside of Croatia where Game of Thrones is also being shot!

FIRST PHOTOS OF DOMINIC WEST AND LILY COLLINS FROM BBC EPIC TV MINI SERIES 'LES MISERABLES' ARE HERE!

    'LES MISERABLES' MINI SERIES
1ST PICS FROM BBC ADAPTATION
A few weeks ago the spy showed you some set pics from BBC and Masterpiece's mini series LES MISERABLES and now we have the first
Les Miserables will air sometime next year
official ones showing Dominic West as Valjean, Lily Collins as Fantine and David Oyelowo as Javert. Airing next year on BBC, without musical numbers and singing, the series' distinguished British cast will also includes Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier, Ellie Bamber as Cosette, Joseph Quinn, Josh O’Connor as Marius and Erin Kellyman as Éponine.

LES MISE- RABLES six-part drama adaptation of 19th century classic will delve deep into the many layers of Victor Hugo's story, revelling in Jean Valjean and Javert's cat-and-mouse relationship, against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest. It
Dominic West is taking over the role of Valjean from Hugh Jackman
will explore the struggles and triumphs of the underclass and the quest for a better life as Valjean evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. The six part television adaptation of the renowned book will vividly and faithfully
Lily Collins is Fantine who has to become a whore to survive
bring to life the vibrant and engaging characters, the spectacular and authentic imagery and, above all, the incredible yet accessible story that was Hugo’s lifework. Andrew Davies, who said Hugh Jackman's version was a
David Oyelowo is persistent inspector Javert who obviously likes big guns
travesty although he himself has made a superficial travesty out of the iconic depths of War and Peace which he criminally robbed of any Russian soul and essence, is directing, sadly. PS you can see glimpses into Les Miserables, War of the Worlds, Long Song and Gentleman Jack in the BBC upcoming dramas trailer below

Sunday, July 15, 2018

NEW TRAILERS AND POSTERS FOR 'A SIMPLE FAVOUR' WITH BLAKE LIVELY, ANNA KENDRICK, 'DOG DAYS' COMEDY WITH TONE BELL, EVA LONGORIA, NINA DOBREV, VANESSA HUDGENS

    'A SIMPLE FAVOUR' TRAILER
BLAKE LIVELY IS MISSING!
A Simple Favour is out this September
A brand new trailer and some new posters have been released for September 21st mystery thriller A SIMPLE FAVOUR starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick! The big screen adaptation of  Darcey Bell best selling novel also stars Rupert Friend, Eric Johnson and Linda Cardellini.

A SIMPLE FAVOUR  revolves around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and
A Simple Favour is based on a Darcey Bell bestselling novel
betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.The movie was previously also known as What Happened to Emily?



    'DOG DAYS' TRAILER
A COMEDY THAT'S OFF THE LEASH
A new trailer is also out for next month's delightful ensemble comedy DOG DAYS starring Nina Dobrev, Eva Longoria and Vanessa Hudgens! The
Dog Days are hitting UK, USA and Canadian cinemas August 10th
story of the movie follows a group of interconnected people in Los Angeles who are brought together by their lovable canine counterparts. Tone Bell also stars.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

JACK LOWDEN, HAYLEY ATWELL TO LEAD BBC'S 'LONG SONG' 19TH CENTURY JAMAICAN SET TV SAGA! 'DOWNTON ABBEY' FILM SHOOTING THIS SUMMER OFFICIALLY!

    'THE LONG SONG' SERIES
JACK LOWDEN & HAYLEY ATWELL TO LEAD NEW BBC EPIC SAGA
And we are back, after his Netflix movie Calibre and yesterday's trailer for Mary Queen of Scots in which he plays Lord Darnley, with our favourite
Jack Lowden will take the lead male role
Scotsman, dearest Jack Lowden, who's just been cast together with Hayley Atwell in BBC's new epic mini saga THE LONG SONG! Three part adaptation of Andrea Levy's will also star Tamara Lawrence, Lenny Henry, Doña Croll, Sharon Duncan Brewster, Ayesha Antoine, Arinzé Kene, Ansu Kabia, Jordan Bolger, Joy Richardson, Madeleine Mantock and Leo Bill!

THE LONG SONG, set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, follows the strong willed, young slave July (Tamara Lawrance) on a plantation owned by her odious mistress Caroline Mortimer (Hayley Atwell). When a charming new arrival to the island, Robert Goodwin (Jack Lowden), becomes the new overseer, July and Caroline are both intrigued by his seemingly revolutionary determination to improve the plantation for the slaves and mistress alike. The story is told from July’s perspective as she looks back over her life; the tone is funny, defiant and indomitable. It’s a story about the injustices that humans
First look at Tamara Lawrence and Hayley Atwell in The Long Song mini series
inflict upon each other and the unexpected ways in which people’s humanity sometimes overrules their prejudices. Three hundred years of slavery finally came to a chaotic end on the British ruled Caribbean island of Jamaica in 1838.

    'DOWNTON ABBEY' MOVIE
STARTS SHOOTING THIS SUMMER
In other period set news today, the production will officially commence this summer with the old cast on the movie version of DOWNTON ABBEY! Julian Fellowes has written the script (that apparently 'charms, thrills and
The movie will be produced by Carnival Films who did our fave Jamestown
entertains) which will be directed by The Book Thief's Brian Percival. The original cast of the turn of the century series included Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, John Carter, Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew Goode!

Friday, July 13, 2018

MINDBLOWING TRAILER FOR 'MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS' IS HERE WITH SAOIRSE RONAN, MARGOT ROBBIE, GUY PEARCE, JACK LOWDEN, JOE ALWYN, DAVID TENNANT, MARTIN COMPSTON, BRENDAN COYLE!

'MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS'
ALL BOW! THE QUEENS ARE HERE!
That's it! The Spy is officially proclaiming this the best, most dramatic and visually most pleasing trailer we have seen so far this year! Filled with visual
Mary arrives to cinemas this Winter!
splendour, perfect cinematography, stunning choreography and memorable lines, the first, long awaited, trailer has finally been released for historical drama MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS which will ascend, or die trying, to the cinematic throne this November in Europe, December in USA, January in UK. The stellar cast includes Saoirse Ronan as Queen Mary, Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I, Guy Pearce, Jack Lowden as Lord Darnley, Joe Alwyn as Lord Dudley, David Tennant as John Knox, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle, Gemma Chan and Ismael Cruz Cordova.
The movie was directed by Josie Rourke

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to
Saoirse Ronan leads the stellar cast as Mary Queen of Scots!
play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne,
Jack Lowden plays Mary's husband Lord Darnley, father of future king James!
threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

FANTASY WEDNESDAY: JASON MOMOA TO LEAD NEW EPIC FANTASY SAGA 'SEE' SET IN A FUTURE WORLD! MICHAEL PENA VS ALIENS IN 'EXTINCTION' TRAILER FOR NETFLIX SF MOVIE

'SEE' EPIC TV SAGA
JASON MOMOA TO PLAY A FEARLESS GUARDIAN WARRIOR
Jason Momoa returns first as Aquaman this winter
Epic news today as well, spylings (and be sure to return tomorrow as we shall have the first trailer for Mary Queen of Scots)! Earlier this year the spy told you that Apple is preparing a number of major series, and now they've cast Jason Momoa in epic fantasy TV saga SEE from Taboo writer Steven Knight. Momoa will play Baba Voss, a fearless warrior, leader and guardian, in an epic, world building drama set in the future.
The ten part series will have the story set in a future when the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, to build, to hunt, to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins with sight is born. This will be Momoa's third epic series after Frontier and Game of Thrones.

'EXTINCTION' SF TRAILER
WE WERE NOT HERE FIRST!
Aliens attack July 27th but only if you have Netflix
Speaking of fantasy, check out the trailer and poster for new sf action EXTINCTION which premieres on Netflix July 27th! Michael Peña plays a working class father of the future who faces recurring dreams of destruction by an unknown force. When his unwanted nightmares begin to affect his relationship with his family, he soon realizes they may be the key to a horrible reality, as a relentless alien attack begins to destroy the Earth. As the invaders’ assault progresses, he is forced to find both the strength to protect his family and an understanding of who he truly is. The film ended up at Netflix after Universal decided to pull its release date. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ITV TO TURN JANE AUSTEN'S LAST NOVEL 'SANDITON' INTO 19TH CENTURY TV SERIES! 'FAVOURITE' QUEEN ANNE MOVIE TRAILER WITH RACHEL WEISZ, OLIVIA COLMAN, EMMA STONE, NICHOLAS HOULT

'SANDITON' EPIC SAGA
ITV TO TURN JANE AUSTEN'S LAST NOVEL INTO TV SERIES
Beside Victoria and upcoming Vanity Fair, British ITV and US Masterpiece are giving us a new 19th century series! Jane Austen's last novel SANDITON written just a few months before her death will be turned
Austen wrote Sanditon months before dying
into an eight part drama.
It tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming (and slightly wild!) Sidney Parker. When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown to the would-be coastal resort SANDITON, it exposes Charlotte to the dalliances of a seaside town on the make, and the characters whose fortunes depend on its commercial success. The twists and turns of the plot, which takes viewers from the West Indies to the rotting alleys of London, exposes the hidden agendas of each character and sees Charlotte discover herself… and ultimately find love. Andrew Davies, the man who superficialised War and Peace at BBC, is adapting!

'THE FAVOURITE' TRAILER
RACHEL WEISZ AND EMMA STONE FIGHT FOR QUEEN'S LOVE
Meanwhile, the first trailer was finally released yesterday for period set movie THE FAVOURITE but I cannot say I like Yorgos Lanthimos' aesthetics at all! Out November in USA and in January around Europe, it is set
The Favourite hits cinemas in USA this November
in early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel
Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith and Mark Gatiss lead male cast
Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail
Olivia Colman is the crazy Queen Anne of England
sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to
Rachel Weisz plays the queen's favourite Lady Sarah
fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn also star!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2ND SEASON OF 'HARLOTS' EPIC TV SERIES WITH SAMANTHA MORTON, LESLEY MANVILLE, JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY, LIV TYLER! CHARACTER PHOTOS!

 'HARLOTS' SEASON 2
CHARACTER PHOTOS ARE IN!
The whores return with revenge July 11th!
Sorry, people, for not posting this spotlight in our usual Sunday primetime slot, but the spy's headquarters were experiencing some technical trouble yesterday! We are back with the full swing today with premium spotlight on the second season of Hulu's popular 18th century series HARLOTS which arrives Wednesday, July 11th with eight brand new episodes following the hard lives of Covent Garden prostitutes who entertain, threaten and sometimes even kill their rich customers in Georgian London. Today you can enjoy the character photos for the second season with our beloved harlots in silk and brocade!

2ND SEASON OF HARLOTS 
will again follow the Wells family, led by matriarch Margaret (Samantha Morton). When her daughter Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay) places
Samantha Morton's Margaret Wells will have her hands full!
herself in the brothel of arch-rival bawd Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville) in order to secretly help her mother by digging up her enemy's secrets, their toxic
Jessica Brown Findlay's Charlotte will be stuck at Lydia's whore house!
and deep-set rivalry is taken to a dangerous new level. Meanwhile, alluring and wealthy socialite Lady Fitz (Liv Tyler) is drawn by Charlotte into the plot
Liv Tyler joins the second season as Lady Fitz who doesn't really like Lydia
against Lydia, as well. As you can see from the trailer some characters will be lost forever, some new will arrive as well!
OTHER SEASON 2 TITBITS!
Season two fill also see the downfall of Margaret's long time friend, fellow bawd Nancy, the tomboy who wears pirate clothes, while Charlotte will see her
Eloise Smyth is back as Margaret's younger daughter Lucy
loyalties gravely tested. Margaret's younger daughter Lucy will fall under Lord Fallon's spells. In the end Margaret will have to save both of her daughters
Lesley Manville is back as Lydia who is experiencing a little trouble in business
from disaster! The series hails from the creative team of Moira Buffini, Alison Newman, Alison Owen, Debra Hayward and Alison Carpenter, with Coky Giedroyc returning as lead director and Grainne Marmion producing.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 'MEG' PREHISTORIC MEGALODON SHARK ADVENTURE MOVIE WITH JASON STATHAM, LI BINGBING! NEW POSTERS!

  'THE MEG' READY TO OPEN WIDE
JASON STATHAM & LI BINGBING
Meg is pleased to eat you this August!
Are you ready, people? The time has almost arrived for Jason Statham's giant shark THE MEG to attack the box office around the world beside nibbling on unsuspecting swimmers, a shark or two, a whale or two, and she is very polite and 'pleased to eat you' as one of the posters says! This action underwater drama is a sort of an aquatic Jurrasic Park since the main villain is a prehistoric shark megalodon! Based on a Steve Alten book it is out, or as another poster says - it's opening wide - this August 20th !
Meg is opening wide worldwide throughout August

A PRE HISTO- RIC MEGA- LODON! 
A deep-sea submersible, part of an international undersea observation program, has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew, and the ocean itself, from
The movie was shot over at New Zealand!
this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75 foot long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must
It took more than 20 years for the book to find its way to the big screens
confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below… bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

BEAUTIFUL TRAILER AND POSTER FOR PERIOD SET HAWAII DRAMA 'RUNNING FOR GRACE' WITH JIM CAVIEZEL, MATT DILLON, RYAN POTTER!

'RUNNING FOR GRACE'
JIM CAVIEZEL AND MATT DILLON
The movie is rereleased in USA next month
Sticking to exotic locations, after yesterday's India, we're moving today to tropical Hawaii with the first trailer and poster for RUNNING FOR GRACE period set drama out in cinemas August 1st with Matt Dillon, Jim Caviezel, Ryan Potter and Olivia Ritchie in the cast.
RUNNING FOR GRACE is a timeless tale that takes place against the backdrop of the segregated coffee fields in 1920's Hawaii and a coming of age journey about a young man who transcends the boundaries of race and class in pursuit of a forbidden love. An orphan boy of mixed race finds family with the newly arrived white village doctor in Hawaii. The boy can run like the wind, and begins bringing Doc's
You will be watching Ryan Potter in superhero series Titans next!
medicine to coffee pickers throughout the mountainous region. On an errand, the medicine runner meets the daughter of the plantation owner and a forbidden, young love blossoms like the white "Kona Snow" of the surrounding coffee trees.