Saturday, October 1, 2016

PERIOD SET SATURDAY: COELHO'S 'ALCHEMIST' GETS MOVIE ADAPTATION! IOAN GRUFFUDD JOINS MEL GIBSON, SEAN PENN IN 'PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN' 19TH CENTURY FILM. CLAIRE COOPER IS LADY MONTAGUE IN 'STILL STAR CROSSED' EPIC SERIES

IOAN GRUFFUDD TO STAR IN
 'PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN' FILM & 'LIAR' THRILLER SERIES
One of our fave Welsh stars Ioan Gruffudd has two new potentially big gigs: not only that he will join the not so popular duo Mel Gibson and Sean Penn in the 19th century set movie THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN about the professor who started to compile the Oxford English Dictionary, but he will also take the lead role next to extremely busy Joanne Froggatt in ITV's six part thriller TV series LIAR! It will follow a female teacher and a renowned surgeon who spend together a night which will change their lives even though neither fully realizes the far reaching consequences that their meeting will have on each other or their families.

COELHO'S 'THE ALCHEMIST
TO GET MOVIE ADAPTATION
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later, right? The most translated book by a living author, Paolo Coelho's worldwide bestseller THE ALCHEMIST will be adapted into a big screen feature movie by Sony TriStar and Laurence Fishburne's production company who bought the rights for a very pricey amount! The book, which has been sold so far in around 65 million copies in 56 different languages, revolves around a young Spaniard who embarks on a quest to find a hidden treasure within the Egyptian pyramids.

STILL STAR CROSSED EPIC SHOW
 FINDS ITS LADY MONTAGUE!
Meanwhile, the latest one to join ABC's upcoming midseason period set drama series STILL STAR CROSSED a sequel to Romeo and Juliet story is Claire Cooper who will play Lady Montague, a master manipulator and a woman with a dark past and dangerous secrets, in the show that picks up where the story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. Anthony Head and Zuleikha Robinson play lord and lady Capulet, Grant Bowler is lord Montague, Torrance Coombs is prince Paris, Wade Briggs is Benvolio Montague who together with Sterling Sulieman as prince Escalus and Lashana Lynch as Juliet's cousin Rosaline actually are the lead characters in the new love triangle.

10 comments:

  1. I hope at least one of those projects proves to be a hit for Ioan Gruffudd. He just never seems to hit the truly big time.

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    1. I don't think he ever will, but you never now the way they've been recycling older stars due to the lack of any serious talent among the younglings

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  2. I have not read The Alchemist yet- though I have heard of it. It does sound interesting. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I haven't either, I tend not to read what the crowd is reading, but I might :)

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  3. The Alchemist! the legendary story :). I can't wait to see the movie..

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  4. I haven't read The Alchemist either. It's one that I'll probably just wait for the film to hit so I can get the scoop on what the big deal is instead of wasting a day reading the book.

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    1. that would be my plan exactly :)

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    2. indeed, unless they put some idiot to star in it....

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