Saturday, August 23, 2014

RICHARD MADDEN IS 'LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER' WITH HOLLIDAY GRAINGER AT BBC! JOJO MOYES' 'ONE PLUS ONE' GETS MOVIE ADAPTATION, DICKENS' 'TALE OF TWO CITIES' TO BE MADE INTO HISTORICAL TV SERIES.

LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
RICHARD MADDEN AND HOLLIDAY GRAINGER IN LEAD ROLES AT BBC
Three books are going to get their big or small screen adaptations: the first one is famous classic LADY CHATTERLEY LOVER which will be turned into TV drama over at BBC with the ultra gorgeous cast lead by divine Holliday Grainger from THE BORGIAS and two irresistible hunks Richard Madden from KLONDIKE and GAME OF THRONES and James Norton whom I mentioned only a few days ago. In the adaptation of DH Lawrence's iconic 20th century novel, which begins shooting this Autumn in Wales, Holliday Grainger will play the eponymous Lady Chatterley, Richard Madden has been cast as her lover, gamekeeper Oliver Mellors, while James Norton will play Lady Chatterley's war-wounded husband Sir Clifford. As you probably know the book was censored for a number of decades after it had been published in the 1920s.

JOJO MOYES' 'ONE PLUS ONE'
TO GET BIG SCREEN ADAPTATION
Jojo Moyes is already writing a screenplay for the movie version of her bestseller ONE PLUS ONE. New Line Cinema is already preparing a film on her ME BEFORE YOU book and they will do the same with ONE PLUS ONE which follows a single mother with two children, one who is constantly harassed by bullies at school, while the other is a math prodigy. When an amazing academic opportunity opens up on the other side of the country, the mother embarks on a road trip with her children, with the help of her eccentric billionaire employer.

NETFLIX & CHANNEL 4 TO ADAPT
DICKENS' 'A TALE OF TWO CITIES'
Meanwhile, Netflix will team with British Channel 4 to adapt Charles Dickens' A TALE OF TWO CITIES into television series set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The classic story follows a pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, who fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution. As you know, Netflix is also preparing THE CROWN series on the rule of the current Queen Elizabeth II and they're almost finished with the production of MARCO POLO historical series set to air later this year with Lorenzo Richelmy in the lead role of the famous adventurer.

26 comments:

  1. A TALE OF TWO CITIES should be interesting. Jojo Moyes's books are good so the movies should be too since she's doing the screenplays.

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    1. depending on the director and the cast that they will find for her movies

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  2. When I was young, I read Lady Chatterley's Lover and Tale of Two Cities so I'd probably watch the series just for that reason. It's funny today to think of how terribly, terribly SHOCKING Lady Chatterley's Lover was back in the day. Pretty bloody tame by today's standards.

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    1. why was it so shocking? Were there lots of explicit sex scenes in it? :)

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  3. How fun! I think I'm lookin' forward to all of those.

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  4. I've never read A TALE OF TWO CITIES (shame on me) so would probably enjoy the series.

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  5. it was the best of times it was the worst of times

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    1. I remember only the worst ones :(

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  6. I have never read A Tale of Two Cities. I go back and forth on picking that one up. I hate saying it, but I hate the classics. They always leave me wanting to strangle the main character and chuck the book out the window. Maybe when I run out of other options, I might try reading it.

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    1. that is why it;s better to read the classics when you're young, in school. I've read about thousand of them at college and in High School... English ones, Russian, French, Serbian... you name it... They're good for teens too, help build up their personality

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  7. I have read a A Tale of Two Cities and hope they do it justice. Thanks for updates!

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  8. I have memories as a kid of friends bringing the book, LADY CHATTERLEY LOVER to school and sniggering over the pages during maths class. I bet it's super tame by today's standards.

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  9. I just realized I'm not even sure if we have BBC!

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    1. you might have BBC America or PBS or Sky Atlantic, those usually air British programmes over across the pond....

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  10. I haven't seen the old movie adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover, so I'm curious to see this latest version.

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  11. Ah... Holliday Grainger... how come she isn't my neighbor?

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    1. you wanna take a Holliday?

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    2. Good one, Captain Naughty. Would a resounding yes do?

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