Thursday, February 8, 2018

ANTONIO BANDERAS, EMMA THOMPSON, RALPH FIENNES, MICHAEL SHEEN JOIN 'VOYAGE OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE'! JOSEPH QUINN JOINS BBC'S 'LES MISERABLES', MICHAEL EMERSON JOINS RUPERT EVERETT, JOHN TURTURRO IN 'NAME OF THE ROSE' EPIC SERIES

  'VOYAGE OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE'
EMMA THOMPSON, BANDERAS, MICHAEL SHEEN, RALPH FIENNES  
 Universal Pictures is gathering a rather stellar cast for their live action adaptation of THE VOYAGE OF DOCTOR DOLLITLE which will see
Doctor DoLittle is set for April 2019 release!
Robert Downey Jr playing the famous doctor who can speak to animals. Antonio Banderas will apparently play his enemy, a pirate named Rassouli while Michael Sheen is set to play Mudfly! Meanwhile, British thespians Emma Thompson and Ralph Fiennes will lend their voices to some of the talking animals alongside young Tom Holland! An adaptation of Hugh Lofting's classic book from the 1920's the movie is viewed as the potential opening for a whole franchise.

  NEW EPIC SERIES CASTINGS
JOSEPH QUINN JOINS 'LES MISERABLES' AT BBC 
Les Miserables will air sometime next year!
Casting news from the period set TV series world today, starting with our lovely chap Joseph Quinn, whom we'd discovered in Dickensian and continued to love in that horrid borefest of Howards End. He has now joined another BBC production, the six part series on LES MISERAB- LES which already has Dominic West as Jean Valjean, Lily Collins as Fantine and David Oyelowo as Javert and Olivia Colman as Madame Thenardier. Quinn will play Enjorlas, a revolutionary who dies for his beliefs in the June Rebellion.

MICHAEL EMERSON JOINS 'THE NAME OF THE ROSE'
Italian Rai is preparing the new epic series
I've already told you that Italian RAI is preparing $30 million epic series based on Umberto Eco's THE NAME OF THE ROSE and that John Turturro (As William of Baskerville) and Rupert Everett (as Inquisitor Gui) will lead the cast, and now they're joined by Michael Emerson who will play The Abbot, an ambiguous, greedy, over sensitive and irritable prince of the Abbey! To start airing its eight episodes at the beginning of next year, it follows William of Baskerville, a 14th century Franciscan monk, as he investigates a series of unusual deaths at a remote monastery! Damian Hardung will be William's apprentice, Benedictine novice Adso.

12 comments:

  1. Gawd yeah, they're pulling out all the star power for "Doctor Dolittle" -- I loved reading those books when I was a kid, but the Rex Harrison movie was pretty crappy. I hope this one's an improvement!

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    1. so sad they've put a drug addict in the lead role of a movie for children, though

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    2. Oh, I think Robert Downey Junior has more than redeemed himself after all these years of sobriety and good behaviour.

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    3. I still wouldn't want my child watching a drug addict...

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  2. Doctor Doolittle - and what a cast!

    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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  3. Doctor Doolittle sounds cute. I remember Mariah really liked the Eddy Murphy one years and years ago.

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    1. that one was, of course, totally different from the original story which is period set.

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  4. I cannot wait for Docto Doolittle! Don’t you think RD Jr will make it wonderful? I could see Johnny Depp in that role, too, or am I way off about that?

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    1. Nope, I don't think aggressive people and druggies like the two of them should play in family movies :) Hugh Jackman would be great, or Hugh Bonneville.

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  5. It’s the same Dr. Dolittle but star studded! Woow.. let’s see how it turns out. I love watching Les Miserable in Broadway, not yet seing the series

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    1. most of the stars will just lend voices to animals :)

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