Thursday, December 12, 2013

BBC'S 'GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY' TRAILER WITH LUKE EVANS & JIM BROADBENT! BETTE MIDLER TO STAR IN HBO'S 'MAE WEST' BIOPIC! NEW BIBLICAL SERIES: 'KING DAVID' & 'THE DOVEKEEPERS' ON THE HISTORICAL SIEGE OF MASADA

BETTE MIDLER TO PLAY
 MAE WEST IN AN HBO TV MOVIE
We're having a TV day today at HOLLYWOOD SPY: First, Deadline reports that Bette Midler will play legendary actress Mae West in a HBO biopic movie on the Hollywood diva. MAE WEST will be based on her autobiography 'Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It' and will follow West’s rise into stardom when she takes New York by storm after writing and starring in her scandalous Broadway show 'Sex' and battles authorities over obscenity charges. Instead of taking the road of a wide-eyed Hollywood ingénue, West forged her own path, writing and starring in her own risqué play which had her prosecuted and sentenced to 10 days in prison for “corrupting the morals of youth.” She signed her first Hollywood movie deal at 39 and then became one of the highest-grossing stars of the 1930s!

NEW BIBLICAL TV SERIES
'KING DAVID' EPIC DRAMA
In other television news today, we're getting two new Biblical TV series: EOne will produce KING DAVID one hour drama described as a “mafia show in biblical clothing” which focuses on the contradictory character of the legendary warrior-king and patriarch – a man who must make monstrous choices that betray his personal ideals and turn his family against him.
THE DOVE KEEPERS HISTORICAL SERIES
Meanwhile, CBS, together with THE BIBLE producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, will adapt THE DOVEKEEPERS historical novel by Alice Hoffman into a four hour mini series. The mini series will revolve around four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada! Masada is the mountaintop fortress near the Dead Sea where the Romans found the last pocket of resistance after they conquered Jerusalem in 70 AD.

BBC'S GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
 LUKE EVANS IN THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY
And something to look forward to next week is BBC One's new two part TV film THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY which will air December 18th in UK. Starring THE HOBBIT THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG,  IMMORTALS and DRACULA star Luke Evans alongside Jim Broadbent and Martin Compston, it will dramatise the 1963 Great Train Robbery from the perspective of its perpetrators and their pursuers! The first film, 'A Robber's Tale', focuses on Bruce Reynolds (Luke Evans) as he plans the now folkloric raid on a London-bound Royal Mail train that netted a then-record haul of £2.6 million. The second film 'A Copper's Tale', meanwhile, concentrates on DCS Tommy Butler (Jim Broadbent), the detective chief superintendent charged with bringing the robbers to justice. Both men are driven perfectionists who will stop at nothing to achieve the lofty goals they have set themselves. Reynolds was arrested only six years after the robbery and he then spent ten years in jail. The movie will include a scene with Luke Evans' naked bum too :)

38 comments:

  1. Didn't we already have "a mafia show in religious clothing"? The Borgias! Also, Bette Midler will make a great Mae West. I can't think of anyone better to play her!

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    1. we actually had two THE BORGIAS and BORGIA, the second being a much better European production :) We do love us Bette!

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  2. Bette Midler is perfect for the role of Mae West. What a saucy character. And The Great Train Robbery is one I'll watch.

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    1. we do love dear Bette! She is always such pleasure to watch and listen to!

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  3. Just wait a cotton'pickin' minute. I know the VERY FIRST name. This is a good day.

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    1. what, you mean King David ain't familiar to you? :P

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    2. That kind of stuff just doesn't toot my horn. I'd rather watch BBC cookery shows, and fun stuff like that. Bible stuff, eh, not so much.

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    3. speaking of cookery shows, an extremely delightful bakery competition show has started this week on my neighbouring Croatian TV and I watch it religiously each evening. They have 12 regular people baking each night. They made pies, cakes and strudels so far. It is so relaxing watching it. And the show doesn't have all the impolite crap and rudeness that similar US shows have. this one is polite and warm

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    4. It is like the Great British Bakeoff? Because that is my MOST favorite bake show. No rude crap. No drama. Just bakers, challenges, great hosts, I love that show. Love it.

      Sadly, the US rip off they did wasn't ANYWHERE near as good. But I still watched because Paul Hollywood was on.

      I will Google your show as I love a good bake off. Thanks for the tip and Happy Baking :-)

      PS: Yes, potatoes and onions. So simple but so so so so good. Love them.

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    5. What is the name of the show you are watching? I cannot locate it online. But it sounds just like the Great British Bakeoff. Have you seen that one yet? Fantastic.

      Off to make supper ....

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    6. Yep, no drama here either, sweet and kind hosts, no ebil competitors, warm and relaxing and enchanting.
      Here's the trailer for it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv1lbnf5_G0

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    7. Thanks Dezzy. I am not sure if this will show under my husband's account or mine. I'm excited to see another good bake show.

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    8. I don't know if they post it on YouTube. But you can always find over there the shows of my fave baker Rudolph Van Veen from 24 KITCHEN channel. He is brilliant, but I don't know if he has shows translated into English. He is Dutch.

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    9. You know what I do, I still watch shows in different languages. Even if I don't speak them. Sometimes without sound, sometimes with.

      I haven't heard of Van Veen so I'll jot that down for after my chores are done. Thanks.

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  4. Ooh, The Great Train Robbery. Looks good.

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    1. should be interesting to watch if they don't glamorize the criminals in it

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  5. Bette Midler to play MAE WEST? Perfect!

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  6. I love, love, love Bette! Can't wait to see her as Mae West!

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  7. The Great Train Robbery sounds interesting. Bette Midler is a good choice to play Mae West!

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  8. I have loved Bette Midler since I was a young girl! I used to play her records and sing a long with them. I love the idea of her playing Mae West!

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    1. TO DESERVE YOU would be my fave of her songs and videos too

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    2. I honestl! don't think I could just pick one. For real. She is the bomb diggity!

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  9. *ogles Luke Evans*

    Mae West is such an interesting figure. I read about her briefly and want to know more about her.

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  10. Wish I had HBO and BBC... the Mae West and train robbery films both look interesting. Thanks Dezzy! (:

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    1. that is why we always have Torrents, sister :)

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  11. the great train robbery looks interesting...

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)