Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET ROMANTIC COMEDY TRAILER WITH TYLER HOECHLIN, ALEXANDRA DADDARIO! YA FANTASY NOVEL BLOODLEAF TO BECOME EPIC TV SERIES?

      'BLOODLEAF' YA BOOK
 PRINCESS AURELIA MOVES TO TV
Here's a new fantasy series for you (if it ever gets made, that is): as Deadline reports, Cavalry Media has bought TV series rights on YA fantasy novel
A search is currently on for a writer!
  BLOODLEAF from Crystal Smith. It was published in March with second part Greythorne out next year. It follows Princess Aurelia a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Fearing her magic, the people have turned against her. After an assassination attempt, Aurelia must flee her country and disguise herself as a commoner in a distant land. As she hides in plain sight and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, exposing a wicked plot that only she can defeat and forcing her to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life.

      'CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?'
THE PITFALLS AND PLEASURES OF
The movie is out this September!
TELLING THE TRUTH
And I totally forgot to update you on this one: a new romantic comedy which will get a limited Northern American release this September! CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET, starring Tyler Hoechlin and Alexandra Daddario is a big screen adaptation of Sophie Kinsella's best selling book. Dadario plays Emma who, thinking they're about to crash, spills her secrets to a stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger... Until she later meets Jack, her company's young CEO, who now knows every
Alexandra Daddario and Tyler Hoechlin play the lead roles
humiliating detail about her. The movie, directed by Elise Duran, has already, for some reason, hit Turkish cinemas! Check out the trailer below:

SANDITON'S ROSE WILLIAMS AND REIGN'S TOBY REGBO JOIN MEDICI: POWER AND BEAUTY EPIC SERIES SEASON 3! PLUS FIRST PHOTOS FROM THE SETS

      'MEDICI: POWER AND BEAUTY'
SEASON 3 EXCLUSIVE UPDATES
The new season will air on RAI this Autumn
Medici: The Magnificent was definitely a far cry from the marvellous first season Medici: Masters of Florence, having none of its great cast and masterful storytelling, as its lead star Daniel Sharman showed a rather shocking lack of acting chops, charisma and any kind of expression or even screen presence, but RAI's most successful international project is still getting the third season and we have first photos from the sets revealing not only a new longer hair look for Sharman's Lorenzo Medici, but also Sanditon's Rose Williams who is joining the season in the role of Caterina Sforza Riario, a historical figure known as the Renaissance lioness whose defiance and ruthlessness have made her a tyrant.
Rose Williams is joining the cast as Lady Sforza Riario
She was a daughter of the Duke of Milan and the wife of Girolamo Riario (Jack Roth), Pope Sixtus IV's nephew. Reign's and Last Kingdom's Tobi Regbo is also joining the cast as painter and architect Peruzzi.

   MEDICI: POWER AND BEAUTY 
Daniel Sharman's Lorenzo will be in his 40s in the series
will be arriving to RAI this Autumn, under that new title, and will probably air later on at Netflix too. The story will be set after the terrible Pazzi Conspiracy in which Giuliano Medici (Bradley James) lost his life. Lorenzo is tormented by the desire for revenge against Pope Sixtus IV (Raoul Bova), who authorized that bloody attack, and towards Count Riario, the last survivor among the conspirators. His beloved wife Clarice (Synnove Karlsen) tries to convince him to find peace with a compromise that would save both his soul and the city. He does not see much hope even after the discovery that Giuliano left a son, Giulio, who is welcomed into the family. Lorenzo is determined to save his family and Florence even at
Synnove Karlsen returns to the role of Lorenzo's unloved wife Clarice
the price of losing his soul. As the bank's situation becomes increasingly unstable, politics pushes Lorenzo to give up the ideals of the past and his relationship with his wife Clarice also suffers, especially after he meets beautiful lady Sforza. He also continues to finance the world of art, meeting
Toby Regbo will be the new friend of the Medicis, painter Peruzzi
the great artists such as Leonardo and Michelangelo. In affirming his ever-increasing power, however, Lorenzo clashes with an unexpected enemy, the Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola (Francesco Montanari), who inflames the people of Florence with his sermons against the tyranny of the Medici.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

MATTHEW MACFADYEN, MICHAEL SHEEN TO LEAD ITV/AMC QUIZ SERIES ON WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE SCANDAL! 1ST PHOTOS FROM PERIOD SET FILMS HIGH GROUND WITH SIMON BAKER, RYAN CORR, CALLAN MULVEY, JUDY AND PUNCH WITH MIA WASIKOWSKA

     FIRST 'QUIZ' PHOTO
MATTHEW MACFADYEN IS THE INFAMOUS COUGHING MAJOR
ITV and AMC have released first photo from new Who Wants to be a Millionaire? scandal TV series QUIZ they are doing together. It follows Charles Ingram (Matthew MacFadyen), a former British army major, who caused a major scandal in the early 2000s after being caught cheating his way
Sian Clifford and Matthew MacFadyen play the Ingrams in the movie
to winning £1 million on the game show! It tells how Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, who was sitting in the audience, initially pulled off the on-screen heist before being caught and standing trial. Michael Sheen plays the quiz host.

     'HIGH GROUND' PHOTO 
SIMON BAKER IS BOUNTY HUNTER
First photo is also out for a new period set Australian movie HIGH GROUND starring Down Under's best boys Simon Baker, Ryan Corr and Callan Mulvey. In a remote corner of a wild country a bloody war rages in
Simon Baker plays bounty hunter Travis in the new movie
the 1930s. Travis is a bounty hunter with one last hope of redemption. Djumbatj is a young Indigenous man trying to save the last of his family. Together they embark on a manhunt, which unravels a secret that ultimately pits them against each other.

     JUDY AND PUNCH PHOTO WITH
REVENGEFUL MIA WASIKOWSKA
Speaking of Australia, check out the first photo of Mia Wasikowska in JUDY AND PUNCH, a period set crime drama set in Seaside (nowhere near
Mia Wasikowska is avenging her dead baby in the movie
the sea), where puppeteers Judy (Wasikowska) and Punch (Damon Herriman) are trying to resurrect their marionette show in an an anarchic town on the brink of mob rule.

Monday, August 19, 2019

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON MACABRE MIND BLOWING THRILLER MINI SERIES LAMBS OF GOD WITH ESSIE DAVIS, ANN DOWD, SAM REID

     'LAMBS OF GOD' 
EVERY FAIRY TALE HAS DARK SIDE
The series is based on Marele Day novel
This one has just finished its four episode run over at Australian Foxtel who produced it, but if I'm not mistaken it is also airing on HBO's inter national cable channels so most of you can probably catch it there: Gothic thriller mini series LAMBS OF GOD starring Essie Davis, Emmy Award winner Ann Dowd and Sam Reid in a four part drama which centres around three eccentric, secluded nuns, each a generation apart, living on a
You can catch the series on HBO international cable channels
remote island in a dilapidated monastery, forgotten by time and the Church – until a priest unwittingly happens upon them. Unfortunately for him, it seems, judging by the poster and the trailer below!

LAMBS OF GOD FOLLOWS
 the journey of three Catholic nuns, Sisters Iphigenia (Essie Davis), Margarita (Ann Dowd) and Carla (Jessica Barden), who are the last
Essie Davis plays sister Iphigenia in the series
remaining members of the enclosed order of St Agnes. They have forgotten the world outside until a young priest, Father Ignatius (Sam Reid), pushes his way through the undergrowth in the hope of finding prime real estate. What
Ann Dowd plays sister Margarita in the series
unfolds is a psychological and frightening game of survival; a thrilling ride in which the nuns become criminals and Father Ignatius is forced to confront his own personal weaknesses.

FERAL NUNS IN A MONASTERY
The mini series is actually a small screen adaptation of a captivating Marele Day novel, in the form of a very atmospheric and highly stylized, a lush, evocative drama that is both ancient and incredibly modern, with its timeless
Jessica Barden is the youngest sister Carla
message of resilience, and the power of storytelling as a redemptive force. Written by Sarah Lambert, this epic and fantastical tale of faith, love and redemption was directed by Jeffrey Walker.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

BBC ANNOUNCES PERIOD SET VIENNA BLOOD DETECTIVE SERIES WITH MATTHEW BEARD FROM FREUD'S ERA WITH THE FIRST PHOTO OF THE LEADING DUO!

     NEW 'VIENNA BLOOD' 
BBC PERIOD SET TV SERIES
BBC Two has announced work on new period set detective series with the first photo: VIENNA BLOOD will be a three part series based on the Liebermann novels by Frank Tallis set in 1900s Vienna, a hot bed of
Conleth Hill, Charlene McKenna, Amelia Bullmore, Louise Von Finckh also star
philosophy, science and art, where a clash of cultures and ideas play out in the city’s grand cafes and opera houses. Max Liebermann (Matthew Beard) is a brilliant young English doctor, studying under the famed psychoanalyst
Matthew Beard will be English doctor Max Liebermann
Sigmund Freud. When Max comes into contact with Oskar Rheinhardt (Juergen Maurer), an Austrian Detective Inspector struggling with a strange case, he offers his assistance. Max’s extraordinary skills of perception
Juergen Maurer is Austrian inspector Oskar Rheinhardt
and forensics, and his deep understanding of human behaviour and deviance, help Oskar solve some of Vienna’s most mysterious and deadly cases. The series will air later this year.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

BILL NIGHY IS A SUPER STYLISH TAILOR IN SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER HEARTFELT COMEDY DRAMA TRAILER

     'SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER' 
HEARTFELT BILL NIGHY TRAILER
The film will hit US cinemas in October
This one already played in UK and Australian cinemas this June but will hit US ones in October. SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER is a British comedy drama starring Bill Nighy as Alan, a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael, who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family. The film is based on Triple Word Score story by Frank Boyce
The title refers to the Sometimes, Always, Never Three-Button Rule. When wearing a suit with three buttons a man should sometimes button the top button, depending on the style of the suit, always button the middle button, and never button the bottom button.

Friday, August 16, 2019

JOSHA STRADOWSKI JOINS ROSAMUND PIKE AND OTHERS IN EPIC FANTASY SERIES WHEEL OF TIME AT AMAZON AS DRAGON REBORN!

     'THE WHEEL OF TIME' 
 ADS NEW CAST MEMBERS!
Top model Josha Stradowski will be Rand al'Thor
Among all of the upcoming epic fantasy TV shows, from See and Witcher to Lord of the Rings, that we are looking forward to is also THE WHEEL OF TIME. I've announced previously that the small screen adaptation of Robert Jordan's book will be toplined by Rosamund Pike, but now Amazon has revealed other names that have joined the cast: Josha Stradowski will take the male lead as Rand al’Thor, with Marcus Rutherford cast as Perrin Aybara and ZoĆ« Robins as Nynaeve. Barney Harris will play Mat Cauthon and Madeleine Madden will play Egwene Al’Vere.

THE WHEEL OF TIME STORY
is set in a rich fantasy world where magic exists, but only certain women are allowed to access it. Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) is a member of an incredibly powerful all-female organization, and the story follows her as she
Marcus Rutherford, Zoe Robins and Barney Harris will also star
arrives in the small town of Two Rivers and embarks on a dangerous, world spanning journey. She is joined by five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn (Josha Stradowski), who will either save or destroy humanity.


Thursday, August 15, 2019

ROMANTIC WEDNESDAY: LAST CHRISTMAS FESTIVE ROMANCE TRAILER WITH EMILIA CLARKE, HENRY GOLDING, EMMA THOMPSON! CHRISTINA MILIAN FINDS LOVE AT NEW ZEALAND IN FALLING INN LOVE TRAILER!

     'LAST CHRISTMAS' TRAILER
BRINGS A FESTIVE ROMANCE
Last Christmas arrives this November
We're having a romantic middle of the week with the first trailer for LAST CHRISTMAS romantic movie based on Wham!'s famous song which hits cinemas this November starring Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson and Henry Golding (who's just been announced as lead in G.I. JOE spin off Snake Eyes). Kate (Clarke) harrumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year round Christmas shop. Tom (Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful
The movie will also feature a new song from George Michael
time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart … and you gotta have faith.



     'FALLING INN LOVE' TRAILER
FOR NEW NETFLIX ROMCOM!
Falling Inn Love streams in two weeks!
Netflix has, meanwhile, released a trailer and poster for their own romantic movie FALLING INN LOVE with Christina Milian (who is currently pregnant with French pop star Matt Pokora). The singer and actress stars alongside Adam Demos in the charming romance set in gorgeous New Zealand, which will start streaming at Netflix on August 29. Here is the official logline of the movie: When city girl Gabriela (Christina Milian) spontaneously enters a contest and wins a rustic New Zealand inn, she teams up with bighearted contractor Jake Taylor (Adam Demos) to fix and flip it. An idyllic inn, food, love and New Zealand, what more could you ask for in a movie? 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

TUDORS AND VIKINGS CREATOR MICHAEL HIRST TO PRODUCE NEW EPIC SERIES ON CHARLEMAGNE!

     'CHARLEMAGNE' SERIES
COMING FROM MICHAEL HIRST?
I must admit Quibi, the upcoming new short video platform, confuses me as they keep ordering scripted series, but the news today is that they've just
Michael Hirst will write the series
ordered CHARLE MAGNE epic series from Tudors and Vikings creator Michael Hirst. The story of the new series will be based on the 8th century wild life of Charles the Great, king of the Franks, king of the Lombards and the emperor of the Romans, who united Western Europe in Early Middle Ages amidst navigating a salacious, complicated personal life. He was married at least four times, had three illegitimate sons and has spent more than fifty years ruling as king or emperor. Of course, I'm not sure how much we can trust this would see the light of the day as Hirst has announced so many projects in recent years and none of them has happened in the end, from Vikings spin off, then The Caesars, to new Doctor Zhivago.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

BBC REVEALS AN ALL INDIAN CAST FOR THEIR PERIOD SET SERIES A SUITABLE BOY FROM ANDREW DAVIES AND MIRA NAIR BASED ON VIKRAM SETH'S NOVEL

    BBC'S 'A SUITABLE BOY' SETS
CAST FOR ALL INDIAN DRAMA
Beecham House is finished (and I really don't think it is coming back), but do not despair, spylings, we shall have another India set series to satisfy our needs for exotic places next year. As I've already announced, BBC is preparing
Ishaan Khattar will play the lead male role
A SUITABLE BOY six part series and now they've revealed the all Indian cast! Vikram Seth's novel will be adapted by Andrew Davies and Mira Nair, with the cast led by Bollywood actor Ishaan Khattar, Indian screen star Tabu and rising star Tanya Maniktala in the central role of Lata.

A SUITABLE BOY   
 tells the story of spirited university student Lata (Tanya Maniktala); coming of age in North India in 1951 at the same time as the country is carving out its own identity as an independent nation and is about to go to the polls for its first democratic general election. It is a vast, panoramic tale charting the fortunes of four large families and exploring India and its rich and varied culture at a crucial point in its history. Lata’s mother is determined to find her a husband - A SUITABLE BOY - but Lata, torn between family duty and the excitement of romance, embarks on her own, epic journey of love and self discovery. Connected to Lata through their siblings’
Tabu and Tanya Maniktala will take on the female leads
marriage, the wayward Maan (Ishaan Khatter) is determined to enjoy life to the full whatever the consequences, much to the concern of his politician father. But could his infatuation with beautiful courtesan Saaeda Bai (Tabu) be one step too far? Their stories play out during a tumultuous period for India and reflect the wider conflict between tradition and modernity at the time, as the election looms and the country decides its destiny.