Wednesday, March 20, 2013

MICHIEL HUISMAN IN SF WESTERN "THE SIXTH GUN"! BEN ALDRIDGE IS PRINCE IN SF SHOW "SELECTION"! ANGUS MACFADYEN IN HISTORICAL SHOW "TURN"! MAX IRONS IS "POSH"!

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Max Irons, also known as Jeremy Iron's not so talented son, has scored the lead role in POSH a drama to be directed by Lone Scherfig. The story of the film focuses on the fictional elite Oxbridge dining society, dubbed the Riot Club, who hold clandestine meetings in a private room at a pub. This will actually be a big screen adaptation of a theatre play from Laura Wade which was staged in London Royal Court theatre in 2010 with GAME OF THRONES' Kit Harington launching his acting career in it. For reasons unknown, Max Irons has beat much talented guys Sam Claflin and Douglas Booth at the audition. You will see him this year in sf thriller HOST with Saoirse Ronan and then as the English king in new epic series THE WHITE QUEEN which premieres this July at Starz and BBC!


  MICHIEL HUISMAN IN THE SIXTH GUN SF SHOW 
 In  today's television news, NBC sf pilot THE SIXTH GUN has added magnetic Michiel Huisman to the cast! He will take the male lead
 opposite Laura Ramsey in the supernatural Western which follows the story of six mythical guns, each with its own other-worldly powers. When the Sixth Gun, the most powerful and dangerous of the group, resurfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, a farmer’s daughter named Becky Montcrief (Ramsey), dark forces reawaken. Huisman plays Drake Sinclair, a rogue gun slinger and handsome bastard. Coming from a shadowy past of mixed allegiances, the shrewd Drake is searching for the Sixth Gun because he believes it will lead to a great treasure.
BEN ALDRIDGE IS PRINCE IN SELECTION SF SHOW 
  Another TV pilot epic fantasy THE SELECTION over at CW, which will be set in a galactic kingdom in which girls compete to become a new queen and marry the prince in the world filled with court intrigues and plots, has added  British actor Ben Aldridge to the cast. Joining Yael Grobglas, Michael Malarkey and Lucien Laviscount, Aldridge will play Prince Rafe, the younger brother of Prince Maxon (Michael Malarkey) who loves his country and takes his leadership role seriously — but he does have a secret.

  ANGUS MCFADYEN IN TURN HISTORICAL SHOW 
And yet another of the upcoming pilots has new cast members! AMC's new historical show TURN has added brilliant Angus Macfadyen and  DOWNTON ABBEY's Kevin McNally to the cast. Turn is set in
the summer of 1778 and tells the story of New York farmer Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence. McNally will play Richard Woodhull, the local magistrate and Abe’s well-respected father. A loyalist whose allegiance is to the King, we may wonder if he is trying to stay on the side he believes will win as opposed to the side he truly believes in. Macfadyen will play Robert Rogers, a feared and admired war hero who fought alongside George Washington in the French and Indian war but has fallen from grace following a return to England where he has gambled away his fortune and lapsed into alcoholism.

30 comments:

  1. Who needs talent when you have a face like Max?

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  2. The sixth gun sounds interesting at the very least.

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    1. it should be very interesting and the genre is unusual.

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  3. Is Max Irons the son of Jeremy Irons? That might explain a few things.

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    1. yep, I said it in the post that he is :)

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  4. I like the sound of that last project, TURN, on AMC. Love how all these networks are making new historical shows. :))

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    1. yes, too bad some of them will turn bad in the end. I'm already not sure if I'll continue following VIKINGS and I'd hate to be disappointed by some other of the new epic shows :(

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  5. I got more of a face like Angus... not that anyone was asking... great post as always...

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    1. you do? Nice to know, Zombie Master, nice to know.... There will be some nice ladies here for you 2morrow :)

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    2. That's got my interest Jeremy. Do you mind if I follow you?

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    3. follow away... i do think i do have that gentleman's Angus look... ;)

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    4. @Annzie
      follow him, Annzie, he is almost as crazy as the two of us from the Shenanigans pub :)

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    5. @Jeremy
      you is a true zombie gent, Zombie Master :)

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  6. Angus, another handsome Scotsman. One year younger than me and we lived abroad in some of the same places as children.

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    1. he is one of those actors that you often see and love but never know their name :) The same goes for my dear Colin Moy and for Brian Cox.

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  7. I get the distinct impression you aren't a fan of Max Irons ;)
    (He has a cool name though)

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    1. it really is a cool name, Max is always a sexy name :)

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  8. I don't know Max Irons, so I guess I'll have see how he does. Based on what you had to say I don't expect much from him. I'm excited about all the new SF shows. I hope they are done well. I'm tired of all the same shows. Well, except GOT. I'm excited about that one.

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    1. he was truly horrid in RED RIDING HOOD, to the point of his acting being silly, but the whole film was a twilight nightmare :)

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  9. Red Riding Hood! That's why he looked familiar. I didn't see it but did see the previews. Is he worse than Hayden Christensen? Or Robert Pattenson as Edward? Or, heck, Jackson Rathbone from Twilight. lol People can make a career and be horrible actors.

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    1. they are pretty much the same category - male versions of Kirsten Stewart :)

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  10. The Sixth Gun sounds very interesting, Dezzy! I looked up Michiel Huisman because he looks so familiar but I still don't know him from anything I've seen. It's going to drive me crazy...maybe I'm confusing him with Sharlto Copley for some reason?

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    1. he apparently stars in new NASHVILLE TV show but I haven't seen that one. I've watched him in YOUNG VICTORIA, and he is also known for having some full nude scenes in some movies and I can tell you he is mindblowingly hot when naked :)

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  11. SF westerns... I'm not sure I'm convinced by that combination yet, Dezz. Any recommendations?

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    1. yep, kinda like that FIREFLY cult show from the previous decade.

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  12. Angus is HOT. He was so wonderful as Robert the Bruce in Braveheart. And yeah, Max Irons is terrible.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)