Friday, February 17, 2017

MATTHEW MACFADYEN, TRACEY ULLMAN TO LEAD BBC'S 'HOWARD'S END' MINI SERIES! 'RADIOACTIVE' BIOPIC ON MARIE CURIE! TOUCHING 'MAUDIE' TRAILER WITH ETHAN HAWKE, SALLY HAWKINS

'HOWARD'S END' MINI SERIES
 MATTHEW MACFADYEN AND TRACEY ULLMAN LEAD THE CAST
In their tradition of adapting classic books into mini series BBC has already announced the new adaptation of E. M. Forster's HOWARD'S END but now we have the cast as well: Matthew MacFadyen, brilliant comedian Tracey Ullman and flop star Hayley Atwell have been hired!
To air on BBC One in UK and on Starz in USA, the four part series explores the changing landscape of social and class divisions in England at the turn of the century through the prism of three families: the intellectual and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy Wilcoxes from the world of business and the working-class Basts. Hayley Atwell will be Margaret Schlegel, Matthew Macfadyen will be widower Henry Wilcox, and Tracey Ullman will play Aunt Juley Mund.

'RADIOACTIVE' MOVIE
A MARIE CURIE BIOPIC
Speaking of the turn of the century, 'Deadline' reports that Marjane Satrapi will helm RADIOACTIVE, a movie adaptation of Lauren Redniss graphic novel on famous scientist Marie Curie, the Nobel Prize winner, and her extraordinary scientific discoveries through the prism of her marriage to husband Pierre, and the seismic effects their discovery of radium had on the 20th century.
Born in Poland in 1867, Curie moved to France in 1891 and married Pierre in 1895. They worked together to develop the theory of radioactivity and techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes and discovered the elements polonium and radium. The pair were at the dawn of a new scientific and technological era that ushered in the nuclear age.

'MAUDIE' TRAILER
ETHAN HAWKE & SALLY HAWKINS
There's also a touching first trailer and colourful poster for British drama movie MAUDIE which, starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, which opens up in cinemas this spring and summer following  an arthritic Nova Scotia woman who works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. 

13 comments:

  1. I'm so thrilled that a movie has been made about Maud Lewis! She is Canada's greatest "outsider artist" or untrained folk artist. Her tiny painted shack of a house is preserved and on display at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, along with some of her most famous paintings. I go to see it every time I'm in Halifax. She exemplifies the triumph of the human spirit over poverty and adversity.

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  2. I think Mariah will like Radioactive. She's so into science, so it will be a great watch for her to see such an amazing female scientist and what she was able to accomplish way back then.

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    1. yes, they say she was well ahead of her time, and that she was generally not bound by norms and standards of her age, that she was a mind for all times

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  3. I hope it doesn't strain too far from reality!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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  4. this seems interesting!~

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net

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  5. I have to say that I am intrigued by all of these! I love science- and a move about Curie should be fascinating. I am adding these to my list of movies to look for. :) Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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  6. Love to check out Marie Curie's bio movie..And boy, Ethan Hawke looks old >_<

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