Wednesday, May 2, 2018

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING JOINS LAMBERT WILSON, VIRGINIE EFIRA IN VERHOEVEN'S 17TH CENTURY EROTIC THRILLER 'BLESSED VIRGIN'! BBC TO TURN 'DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES' NOVEL INTO 19TH CENTURY MINI SERIES

'DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES'
 NEW BBC PERIOD SET SERIES
In the news from the epic front today, BBC Two is going to adapting Eugene McCabe’s Irish novel DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES into a
The series will have three hourlong episodes
three part historical mini series! It is a story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the beautiful, haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885. It is set in a world of spies, confessions and double dealing; where a pervading sense of beauty is shot through with menace and impending doom, centred around the 25th birthday of Beth Winters - the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward and escape from her limited life and difficult and complex relationship with her Protestant landowner stepfather Billy. As decades of pain and betrayal finally build to a devastating climax, this powerful and gripping drama illuminates tensions that tear both families and nations apart.

 'BLESSED VIRGIN' 17TH CENTURY
DRAMA CASTS LAMBERT WILSON AND CHARLOTTE RAMPLING
Lambert Wilson will lead the male part of the cast
We've had quite a few lesbiefriendly projects announced this week, and here's another one and it is period set too! 'Deadline' reports that Charlotte Rampling and Lambert Wilson have joined young actresses Virginie Efira and Daphne Patakia in 17th century erotic thriller BLESSED VIRGIN

To be directed by famous Paul Verhoeven, it will see gorgeous Virginie Efira playing Benedetta Carlini, a novice nun capable of performing miracles, who joins an Italian convent in the late 17th century, as plague is ravaging the land.
Virginie Efira and Charlotte Rampling will star in Blessed Virgin
While at the convent she begins a love affair with another woman. Steamy and scandalous and delightfully sinful :) The story is, apparently, based on historical facts about the abbess Carlini.

22 comments:

  1. Death and Nightingales has my interest piqued. You can never go wrong with love, betrayal, deception and revenge. Those are the magic ingredients to good storytelling.

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    1. especially if there's an ebil landowner in the mix

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  2. Charlotte Rampling - a name from the past. It seems this mini series has something for everybody: history, nature, love, betrayal.
    Anyway it'll take quite a while until it gets to where I live.

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    1. I must admit I much prefer Rampling to Redgrave, for some reason I always connected the two of them as similar

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  3. Yeah, baby, yeah, hot to trot nuns! Every lesbian's fantasy! (And for some I know, it came true, lol)

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    1. who would have thought church was a sexy place :)

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  4. I quite liked Charlotte Rampling in "Red Sparrow." She played an evil bitch very effectively.

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    1. Haven't seen it as I don't do Jennifer Lawrence, but I hear there was a cute full nekkid boy in it :)

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    2. Possibly there was. Such things don't grab my attention.

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    3. Oh yeah, now I remember! You didn't miss much.

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    4. You think I missed it??? Oh, silly Debs... :P

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  5. I'm not sure about either one, but if I stumbled upon the second one, I might give it a try. Thanks DEZ!

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  6. Charlotte Rampling and Lambert Wilson? Can't be bad imho...

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    1. he is one of our fave Frenchmen!

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  7. Sounds like plenty of secrets going on in these two.

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    1. all will be revealed! Such scandal!

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  8. Death and Nightingales sounds like a complete package of drama, intrigue, and love affairs :). Interesting to see..

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    1. Hope they find an interesting cast!

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  9. Well, hello is all I'm gonna say.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)