Saturday, May 31, 2014

ROLAND EMMERICH TO REBOOT 'STARGATE' AS NEW SF TRILOGY! CHARLES DANCE, MAX IRONS, ELIZABETH MCGOVERN JOIN HELEN MIRREN, RYAN REYNOLDS IN 'WOMAN IN GOLD'! 'THE CONGRESS' SF TRAILER WITH ROBIN WRIGHT, JON HAMM, HARVEY KEITEL

THE WOMAN IN GOLD
HELEN MIRREN, RYAN REYNOLDS JOINED BY KATIE HOLMES, MAX IRONS, CHARLES DANCE, MORITZ BLEIBTREU
Deadline reports today that Simon Curtis directed movie on Gustav Klimt's famous painting WOMAN IN GOLD is rounding up a rather stellar ensemble cast! The story, which will see Helen Mirren playing Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee and a Holocaust survivor, who takes on the Swiss government to recover the famous painting she believes rightfully belongs to her family, also has Ryan Reynolds (as her lawyer), Daniel Bruhl and Tatiana Maslany in the cast, but now they are also joined by Katie Holmes, DOWNTON ABBEY's Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Pryce, Charles Dance, German star Moritz Bleibtreu and WHITE QUEEN star Max Irons! 


ROLAND EMMERICH TO
 REBOOT 'STARGATE' INTO SF MOVIE TRILOGY
Now here are good news from the science fiction front: you already know that one of the most legendary sf films ever STARGATE is getting a remake, but now the official info is that MGM, Warner Bros. and original director Roland Emmerich will team together to reboot the movie in a form of a trilogy! Planned for 2017 the new STARGATE will bring new adventures to the expansive universe which also served as the inspiration for STARGATE TV shows later on. As you know, the story centres around a monumental gate which serves as the portal to other worlds and dimensions inhabited by exotic cultures. The 1994. movie was set in an Ancient Egypt inspired world.

THE CONGRESS SF TRAILER
 ROBIN WRIGHT & JON HAMM 
New trailer for a rather extraordinary and unusual fantasy drama THE CONGRESS has been released! Coming from the award winning director of WALTZ WITH BASHIR Ari Folman the movie should arrive to US and UK cinemas this summer. Robin Wright plays  an ageing, out-of-work, actress who accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider. The cast of THE CONGRESS also includes Jon Hamm, Harvey Keitel, Paul Giamatti, Kodi Smith McPhee, Danny Huston! The movie mixes live action and animated scenes.

Friday, May 30, 2014

FIRST 'BOOK OF LIFE' ANIMATED MOVIE PICTURES WITH CHANNING TATUM, CHRISTINA APPLEGATE! RACHEL WEISZ & ROBERT DE NIRO IN 'IDOL'S EYES'! ROB COHEN HELMS 'MARCO POLO' EPIC FILM! 'THESE FINAL HOURS' APOCALYPTIC TRAILER

RACHEL WEISZ IN 'IDOL'S EYES'
WITH ROBERT DE NIRO
Our dear English beauty Rachel Weisz might join Robert De Niro and Robert Pattinson in IDOL'S EYES, a sophisticated action thriller heist movie in which the story revolves around the true case of a group of common criminals who rob a sex store backed by Chicago Mafia boss Tony Accardo. Olivier Assaya directs.
ROB COHEN HELMS 'MARCO POLO'
And while Netflix is already preparing MARCO POLO epic TV series, Paramount has teamed up with China Film Co to make a 3D fantasy movie adventure on him too and they have set Rob Cohen for the director! The international project will start shooting later this year so expect casting announcements this summer! 

THE BOOK OF LIFE IMAGES
DEL TORO'S ANIMATED MOVIE
First photos have been finally revealed for Guillermo del Toro's animated adventure THE BOOK OF LIFE which will open its pages on October 17th this Autumn. With voices from Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman and Ice Cube, the movie is described as a Romeo and Juliet inspired love story set during a Day of the Dead celebration. The film will follow the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds, where he must face his greatest fears.


THESE FINAL HOURS TRAILER
 THE LAST DAY ON EARTH
Your trailer for today is for Australian apocalyptic drama THESE FINAL HOURS which comes to cinemas this July.  telling the story of a self-obsessed young man (Nathan Phillips) as he makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth! It's the last day on Earth, twelve hours before a cataclysmic event will end life as we know it. A troubled young man named James makes his way across a lawless and chaotic city to the party to end all parties. However, along the way he ends up saving the life of a little girl named Rose, desperately searching for her father. Stuck with the unexpected burden of responsibility, James is forced to come to terms with what really matters in life and helps Rose find her father which ultimately leads him on a path to redemption.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

CHARLIE COX TO PLAY 'DAREDEVIL' IN NETFLIX TV SHOW! FIRST EPIC PICTURES OF GERARD BUTLER AS ANCIENT DEITY SET IN 'GODS OF EGYPT'! 'THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU' TRAILER WITH JASON BATEMAN, JANE FONDA

CHARLIE COX TO TOPLINE
 NETFLIX 'DAREDEVIL' TV SERIES
You've probably heard it already since the news's been out since last night, but Netflix has found their lead actor for DAREDEVIL television series! After choosing brilliant Steven S. DeKnight (who brought SPARTACUS to worldwide fame) for the showrunner of the upcoming 13 episode series on the red leather clad blind superhero, they've also chosen always delightful Charlie Cox (From STARDUST and BOARDWALK EMPIRE) to play the main role. He will portray Marvel's famous crime-fighter Matt Murdock who, blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

FIRST PICS OF GERAD BUTLER
AS SET IN 'GODS OF EGYPT' EPIC
Here's some Scottish eyecandy for your dessert today: first mindblowing images of Gerard Butler in full costume of Ancient Egyptian God Set at the sets of 2016 epic adventure GODS OF EGYPT!  He plays naughty God of Darkness and Storms in the movie, and you can also see a picture of Elodie Yung as Godess of Love Hathor wearing the most elaborate headgear! The movie also stars Brenton Thwaites as Bek, a human thief, GAME OF THRONE's Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus, a god of the sky and son of Osiris, who must defend himself from the wrath of his brother Set, Courtney Eaton as Zaya, a slave girl cursed by Set, Geoffrey Rush as Ra, a god of the sun and father of Set and Osiris, and Chadwick Boseman as Thoth, the god of wisdom! The $150 million spectacle is currently being directed by Alex Proyas down in Sydney and will premiere February 2016!

'THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU'
TRAILER WITH JASON BATEMAN
In the trailer department, check out the first one for Shawn Levy helmed comedy drama THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU starring Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Dax Shepard, Corey Stoll, Adam Driver! September 12th will see them playing members  of a big family who, when their father passes away, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

FIRST POSTER FOR 'BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP' THRILLER WITH NICOLE KIDMAN, MARK STRONG & COLIN FIRTH! 'LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD' GETS MOVIE ADAPTATION! ALEX RUSSELL & BERENICE MARLOHE IN 'PRISONER OF WAR' SF EPIC

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP POSTER
NICOLE KIDMAN WITH MARK STRONG AND COLIN FIRTH
Still not much of movie news to give you, people, so I will entertain you today with the first poster for the big screen adaptation of Stephen Watson's bestselling novel BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP showing Nicole Kidman, Mark Strong and Colin Firth in the lead roles! As you know, since yours truly was one of the worldwide translators of the book, the story follows a woman who wakes up everyday with no memories. She can remember only the things which happen during the day before she goes to sleep so her husband has to explain to her who she is each morning when she wakes up thinking she's in bed with a stranger. Later on a doctor secretly helps her to write down her memories which leads her to a dramatic discovery with a thriller twist (I myself found the twist rather cheap).

LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD
GETTING MOVIE ADAPTATION
Another book to be made into a film is Ava Dellaira's debut novel LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD which was just opted by Fox 2000. Published last month, the book follows Laurel, a high school student whose beloved older sister has died under mysterious circumstances. Emotionally frayed by the loss, she unexpectedly finds catharsis in an assignment from her English teacher: write a letter to a dead person. Instead of handing in the assignment, though, she begins an ongoing series of letters to an eclectic group of rock stars, poets, and popular icons such as Kurt Cobain, Judy Garland, Amelia Earhart, and Amy Winehouse. She writes to her epistolary confidants about navigating new and complicated friendships, learning to live with her splintering family, falling in love for the first time. Ultimately, the letters reveal the painful truth about her past.

'PRISONER OF WAR' SF MOVIE
 ALEX RUSSELL & BERENICE MARLOHE
One of the movies that was shopped over at Cannes this year is science fiction thriller PRISONER OF WAR from Voltage Pictures. To be directed by Joe Miale, the movie might star CHRONICLE's young Australian actor Alex Russell and SKYFALL's French actress Berenice Marlohe!  The film tells both epic and intimate story of humankind’s last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the alien onslaught. As they journey through the battlefield in search of refuge, their bond will be tested when the soldier discovers his true identity.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BRILLIANT FIRST TRAILER FOR FOX NEW TV SHOW 'RED BAND SOCIETY' WITH OCTAVIA SPENCER AND DAVID ANNABLE. CATHERINE DENT FIRST CAST MEMBER IN 'GALYNTINE' POSTAPOCALYPTIC TV SHOW

CATHERINE DENT CAST IN
'GALYNTINE' POSTAPOCALYPTIC NEW FOX TV SHOW
Sorry for not posting anything yesterday, people, our headquarters were under severe storm and a thunder hit powerline in our street so we were without electricity, internet, cable TV... It's not like you missed much, since it's been a very dry period in the news business.... In TV news, AMC's upcoming apocalyptic show GALYNTINE has found its first cast member in Catherine Dent from THE SHIELD. The dystopian science fiction show will be set in a post-apocalyptic future without technology where a group of survivors are forced to adapt to a new way of life. Dent will portray a female survivor with two kids. THE WALKING DEAD's Greg Nicotero is producing.

RED BAND SOCIETY TRAILER
OCTAVIA SPENCER AND DAVID ANNABLE IN TOUCHING SHOW
And speaking of TV, here's the first trailer for Fox new hospital set coming of age show RED BAND SOCIETY which will start airing this Fall! Coming from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and starring Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer and BROTHERS AND SISTERS star David Annable, RED BAND SOCIETY will be a provocative, inspiring and, at times, comedic young ensemble drama told through the eyes of a group of teenagers who meet as patients in the pediatric ward of Ocean Park Hospital in Los Angeles.

RED BAND STORY

What if a hospital was your high school, boarding school and summer camp rolled into one? What if it was the place where you fell in love for the first time and made friendships that lasted a lifetime? And what if it was all weirdly hilarious and the most fun you ever had in your entire life? This is the world of RED BAND SOCIETY. The pediatric ward is run by Nurse Jackson (Octavia Spencer), a caregiver with a take-no-prisoners approach to getting these kids through the most difficult part of their lives. Overseeing much of the treatment in the ward is DR. Jack McAndrew (Dave Annable), the country's top pediatric surgeon.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

BRITISH SUNDAY: NETFLIX TO MAKE $100 MILLION 'THE CROWN' TV DRAMA ON QUEEN ELIZABETH II! 'GAME OF THRONES' NATALIA TENA TOPLINES BBC'S 'THE REFUGEES' SF SHOW! BBC TO ADAPT DAVID WALLIAMS' 'BOY IN THE DRESS'

$100 MILLION 'THE CROWN' TV
DRAMA ON QUEEN ELIZABETH II AT NETFLIX
It's a rather poor day in showbiz today, people, so we shall pop over to Britain to see what is going on over there these days. We'll start from the British throne of course, since Netflix has announced their work on $100 million expensive THE CROWN television series which would depict the rule of Queen Elizabeth II! Focusing on the British political landscape in last 60 years the show will chronicle the Queen's reign from her ascent to the throne at the age of 26, right through to the present day.The 2016 series will be written by Peter Morgan who already wrote THE QUEEN movie with Helen Mirren!



BBC'S 'THE REFUGEES' SF SHOW
TO BE TOPLINED BY NATALIA TENA
Meanwhile, BBC Worldwide will join forces with Atresmedia to make THE REFUGEES sf TV series with GAME OF THRONES' and HARRY PLOPPER's Natalia Tena leading the cast. To be produced by Spanish producers, but in English language, the show will explore the impact on a small rural community after millions of refugees from the future travel back in time to seek shelter in the present day. The show will air in Autumn in Spain and will then be distributed worldwide by BBC!


BBC ADAPTS DAVID WALLIAMS'
BOY IN THE DRESS NOVEL
And also coming over from UK is the news that famous comedian and writer David Walliams will have another of his books for children adapted for the small screens by BBC! After MR STINK and GANGSTA GRANNY which drew much love from the audience last winter, his book BOY IN THE DRESS will be turned into a one hour TV movie as well!  To air this Christmas it follows a 12-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing, and how his family and friends react to it. It is a very touching, hilarious and poignant story of why being different is something to celebrate.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

'THE GIVER' LOIS LOWRY'S SF MOVIE ADAPTATION CHARACTER POSTERS ARE HERE WITH MERYL STREEP, JEFF BRIDGES, BRENTON THWAITES, TAYLOR SWIFT, ALEXANDER SKARSGARD

'THE GIVER' POSTERS ARE HERE!
 MERYL STREEP, ALEXANDER SKARSGARD, TAYLOR SWIFT AND  BRENTON THWAITES
Your visual treat for today are new character posters for upcoming big screen adaptation of Lois Lowry's bestselling science fiction novel THE GIVER showing Jeff Bridges as The Giver, Meryl Streep as Chief Elder, pop star Taylor Swift as Rosemary, Brenton Thwaites as Jonas, Odeya Rush as Fiona, Cameron Monaghan as Asher, and Alexander SkarsgÄrd and Katie Holmes as Jonas' father and mother.

THE STORY OF 'THE GIVER'
 RECEIVER OF MEMORY
Set for August 15th release, the movie depicts a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, racism, sickness, suffering, differences  or choice, in which a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the real world. As the 12-year-old Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is selected to be the Receiver of Memory he uncovers the truth behind his world's past, and discovers that many years earlier his forefathers gave up humanity in order to have a stable society. Confronted with this reality, Jonas faces difficult choices about his own life and his future.

'THE GIVER' TIDBITS
HELMED BY PHILLIP NOYCE
The $25 million movie is directed by Phillip Noyce the helmer of legendary THE QUIET AMERICAN drama with Brendan Fraser and Michael Caine. Taylor Swift was offered the role of Rosemary a week after a Los Angeles concert in which she was completely unaware that the film's makers were in the audience.The lead star Brenton Thwaites is appearing in a number of huge upcoming fantasy projects - he plays the prince in Angelina Jolie's MALEFICENT and will also play the lead role in Ancient Egyptian epic GODS OF EGYPT next to Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush!

Friday, May 23, 2014

MINDBLOWING 'DOMINION' SF SHOW POSTER! DISNEY'S 'BIG HERO 6' ANIMATED ADVENTURE TRAILER! JONATHAN MABERRY'S 'V WARS' BESTSELLER TO BE MADE INTO TV SERIES

'DOMINION' EPIC SF SHOW
GETS STUNNING NEW POSTER!
Here's a real treat for you: the first mindblowing poster for SyFy's new epic TV series DOMINION which will start airing next month! The sf show is set in the year 25 A.E. where an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. The archangel Michael (Tom Wisdom) has sided with humanity against Gabriel (Carl Beukes). Rising out of the ashes of the 25-year-long battle are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors.


JONATHAN MABERRY'S 'V WARS'
TO BE TURNED INTO TV SERIES
And if you thought vampires are finally over, they're not, since eOne and IDW Entertainment will transform V-WARS bestselling novel by Jonathan Maberry into TV series! As 'Deadline' reports the story is set in a world transformed by a catastrophic environmental event that releases a millennium-old virus that, once triggered, affects individuals differently depending on their DNA. The result is vampires as unique as their cultures and a response from those unaffected humans like never seen before.

DISNEY'S 'BIG HERO 6'
ANIMATED ADVENTURE TRAILER
Hitting theatres and the big screens this November is Disney's, Marvel inspired, new animated movie BIG HERO 6 a heartfelt and hilarious animated comedy adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, clean freak Wasabi No-Ginger, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion, a cutting-edge robot named Baymax, and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

TRAILERS FOR 'THE FATAL ENCOUNTER' KOREAN EPIC ACTION, 'PARTS PER BILLION' SF DRAMA WITH JOSH HARTNETT, ROSARIO DAWSON, PENN BADGLEY, GENA ROWLANDS, 'EARTH TO ECHO' CHILDREN ADVENTURE MOVIE

THE FATAL ENCOUNTER
 18TH CENTURY EPIC ACTION
Before we move on with today's movie news, I'd just like to remind you not to miss my previous post on how to help the survivors of extreme floods in Serbia! Tones of trailers for you today, starting with some Asian epic action in THE FATAL ENCOUNTER. South Korean blockbuster historical adventure will hit American big screens this weekend starring Hyun Bin and Jung Jae Young! As the year 1777 opens, King Jeong-jo enters the second year of his reign, which is consistently under threat from the opposing Noron and Soron factions. To successfully defend his royal power, Jeong-jo draws upon his stores of courage and relies heavily on his loyal servant Sang-chaek. In a shocking twist, Sang-chaek turns out to be an assassin who was sent into service in order to kill Jeong-jo. However, after witnessing King Jeong-jo's capacity to justly rule the people,  Sang-chaek comes clean about his true identity, and is banished from the court. As he leaves the palace, however, his eye catches sight of Sal-soo, the deadliest assassin in Joseon. Sang-chaek frantically returns to the court, only to find Sal-soo locked in combat with Jeong-jo.


PARTS PER BILLION TRAILER
FACING IMPENDING APOCALYPSE
Also coming to cinemas this week is dramatic science fiction apocalyptic drama PARTS PER BILLION boasting a starstudded cast which includes Josh Hartnett, Teresa Palmer, Alexis Bledel, Rosario Dawson, Penn Badgley, Gena Rowlands, Frank Langella... The movie brings interwoven stories of three couples which are forced to make life altering decisions in the face of a disastrous war. Inspired and sometimes blinded by their love, Len, Mia, Andy, Esther, Anna and Erik are as flawed and beautiful as any of the billions who are facing this human-made biological disaster.


EARTH TO ECHO TRAILER
 ADVENTURE AS BIG AS UNIVERSE
Also getting its first trailer and a poster is Relativity Media's movie EARTH TO ECHO which is trying to bring back the old adventure movies for kids that were popular back in the 80's. The story of the movie follows three friends (Teo Halm, Astro and Reese Hartwig) who begin getting weird coded messages on their cell phones and start worrying that something big is happening. No one pays them much mind, so they do some digging on their own and discover a mysterious being from another world who desperately needs their help.The movie is out this July!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

PAYPAL ACCOUNT FOR DONATING MONEY TO THE VICTIMS OF CATASTROPHIC FLOODS IN SERBIA! DONATE IF YOU CAN AND HELP SAVE LIVES!

HELP DONATING MONEY
FOR THE VICTIMS OF CATASTROPHIC FLOODS IN SERBIA
This is a special post, people! I don't know if most of you around the world have heard about the terrible floods in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia (since most of the bigger news channels have started writing about it only after Serbian tennis players Novak Djokovic criticised BBC and CNN for not reporting about the true extent of the catastrophe at the Balkan peninsula) but the damage after the torrential rains last week, which caused monstrous flooding waves in most of the rivers, is huge with tens of thousands of people being evacuated, dozens and dozens of dead people, and countless houses, bridges, roads, buildings being destroyed, hundreds of thousands of animals drowned.... Most of the Southern part of Serbia has been turned into a sea in just hours! Serbian capital city Belgrade has on itself taken in tens of thousands of evacuated people, women, and children, who were left without their houses and all belongings. It will take years to recover from the catastrophe and many efforts and luck to fend of all the diseases and illnesses that usually come after extreme floods and landslides.

THE PAYPAL ACCOUNT FOR HELP
If you are willing to help in any way (even the smallest donations count) here is the official PayPal account open for the victims of the floods, to which you can donate money and help these poor people!
PS I will be very thankful to all of you who are willing to post the help account over in your posts and at your blogs and websites! Every help is welcomed and appreciated!

ADRIEN BRODY IS HOLY ROMAN 'EMPEROR' CHARLES V! STELLAN SKARSGARD IS 10TH CENTURY VIKING IN 'THE LONG SHIPS'! HELENA BONHAM CARTER, EMILIA CLARKE IN WWI SAGA 'GUNS OF AUGUST'! EARTH WITHOUT GRAVITY IN 'INVERSION' SF EPIC!

ADRIEN BRODY IS 'EMPEROR'
CHARLES V IN NEW EPIC DRAMA
We shall start the day with two news from the historical genre: Adrien Brody will star in Lee Tamahori's (ONCE WERE WARRIORS) new historical drama EMPEROR! As 'Deadline' reports from Cannes, Brody will play the brilliant strategist Emperor Charles V, trying to hold together a fragmented Empire, in a 16th century world of wealth, debauchery, violent retaliations, sex, manipulation and treason.

DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
Charles V was a Holy Roman Emperor and also the king of Spain. He was also the heir of three of Europe's leading dynasties (he was famous for having enlarged lower jaw - a result of long history of inbreeding in his royal family) and his domain reached even into Americas where Spain conquered the Aztecs and Incas!  Even though he ruled half of the world, he was mostly a peaceful man and even the end of his rule was peaceful since he voluntary abdicated and went to a monastery seeking retirement after three decades of complex rule!

10TH CENTURY VIKINGS
IN 'THE LONG SHIPS' EPIC MOVIE
Speaking of the epic genre, Stellan Skarsgard will star in Viking epic THE LONG SHIPS the adaptation of the Swedish historical novel about famed 10th century Viking Red Orm who lived in the famous Viking Age when Europe was mostly ruled by Vikings, from Andalusia to Denmark, to Ireland, England and other parts!  It is one of the most popular Swedish books ever!
EARTH WITHOUT GRAVITY IN 'INVERSION'
Epic things will be also seen in Foresight Unlimited's $120 million worth disaster epic movie INVERSION about what might happen if Earth loses its gravity! To start shooting next year, the sf movie, writen by 'Children Of Men' scribe David Arata, will describe a global chase against the clock to save Earth’s inhabitants, traveling from China to Europe to the U.S. where among other things New York City is completely inverted.

WWI 'GUNS OF AUGUST' SAGA
HELENA BONHAM CARTER, EMILIA CLARKE, CHARLES DANCE
And to finish the day in epic style, 'Deadline' also writes that Helena Bonham Carter will take the lead role in World War One epic saga THE GUNS OF AUGUST! GAME OF THRONES stars Emilia Clarke and Charles Dance will also star in the movie about Bonham Carter's real life step-great grandmother Margot Asquith in an adaptation of the book by historian Barbara W. Tuchman. It is the story of a family dispute with global consequences. It traces the tragic mis- understandings, missed opportunities and aristocratic follies of the summer of 1914, which led to the outbreak of the First World War.