Friday, May 25, 2018

ANDREW BUCHAN, JOHN MALKOVICH, RUPERT GRINT TO LEAD BBC'S 'ABC MURDERS' AGATHA CHRISTIE MINI SERIES! IDRIS ELBA IS QUASIMODO IN NETFLIX' 'THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME' MUSICAL

  BBC'S 'THE ABC MURDERS'
ANDREW BUCHAN, RUPERT GRINT, JOHN MALKOVICH IN NEW AGATHA CHRISTIE TV SERIES
BBC One and Amazon have announced the cast for their new Agatha Christie three part drama THE ABC MURDERS, the fourth one in the
Andrew Buchan will star as one of the male leads
slate. Produced by Poldark and Victoria's Mammoth Screen it will have a cast led by Andrew Buchan, Rupert Grint and John Malkovich who will play Hercule Poirot (the strangest and, if I may say, the most off-putting of choices)! Rupert Grint will be Inspector Crome, Andrew Buchan is Franklin Clarke, with Eamon Farren, Tara Fitzgerald, Bronwyn James and Freya Mavor also in the cast!
 THE ABC MURDERS is set in the 1930s; a time when the nation is dangerously divided and suspicion and hatred are on the rise. In the midst of this Poirot faces a serial killer known only as A.B.C. First the killer strikes in Andover, then Bexhill. As the murder count rises, the only clue is the copy of
White Princess' Freya Mavor and Rupert Grint will also star!
The ABC Railway Guide at each crime scene. Poirot’s investigations are thwarted at every turn by an enemy determined to outsmart him. If Poirot is to match his nemesis then everything about him will be called into question; his authority, his integrity, his past, his identity.

  IDRIS ELBA IS THE NEW
HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Idris Elba is the new Quasimodo!
Rival Netflix is meanwhile moving over to Notre Dame with no one else but Idris Elba. In the third or possibly fourth of the current projects on that topic, he will play the famous Hunchback! As 'Hollywood Reporter' reports Netflix' THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME adaptation of Victor Hugo's famous story will be a musical experience! Beside playing the famous guard of the church called Quasimodo who is secretly in love with a gorgeous gipsy girl Esmeralda, Idris Elba will also produce the movie and write original songs for it! It is not so strange as he really did play as a DJ in a number of music festivals around Europe. The Current War director Michael Mitnick is set to helm the new adaptation of the French classic.

8 comments:

  1. The Agatha Christie series sounds good...except for John Malkovich but perhaps he will surprise us?

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    1. I just don't see him as Poirot, ruined the excitement for me :( I haven't yet seen their Ordeal By Innocence, which was the previous adaptation. I hated the second one Witness for the Prosecution, but loved the first one And Then There Was None

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  2. John Malkovich may very well bring something new, fresh and original to the role of Poirot. I'm looking forward to seeing his effort.

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    1. Yes, something neurotic and psychotic as all of his roles are :PPP I want Derek Jacobi as Poirot!

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  3. Nobody can ever compete with David Suchet as Poirot. However, Malkovich, being a great actor, might bring some unique approach to this role. Who knows?

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    1. Fully agreed, Suchet and also my dear Peter Ustinov were the essence of Poirot. Kenneth Branagh was also good in the recent movie, but I just don't see the elegance and refined Britishness in Malkovich... his approach is too neurotic and egotistic.

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  4. These both sound like they are worthy of a watch. It will be interesting to see Idris bringing the tunes to Hunchback.

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    1. I wonder if he will have a really big hump :)

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