'SANDITON' EPIC SAGA
ITV TO TURN JANE AUSTEN'S LAST NOVEL INTO TV SERIES
Beside Victoria and upcoming Vanity Fair, British ITV and US Masterpiece are giving us a new 19th century series! Jane Austen's last novel SANDITON written just a few months before her death will be turned
into an eight part drama.
|Austen wrote Sanditon months before dying|
It tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming (and slightly wild!) Sidney Parker. When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown to the would-be coastal resort SANDITON, it exposes Charlotte to the dalliances of a seaside town on the make, and the characters whose fortunes depend on its commercial success. The twists and turns of the plot, which takes viewers from the West Indies to the rotting alleys of London, exposes the hidden agendas of each character and sees Charlotte discover herself… and ultimately find love. Andrew Davies, the man who superficialised War and Peace at BBC, is adapting!
'THE FAVOURITE' TRAILER
RACHEL WEISZ AND EMMA STONE FIGHT FOR QUEEN'S LOVE
Meanwhile, the first trailer was finally released yesterday for period set movie THE FAVOURITE but I cannot say I like Yorgos Lanthimos' aesthetics at all! Out November in USA and in January around Europe, it is set
in early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel
Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail
sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to
fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn also star!
|The Favourite hits cinemas in USA this November|
|Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith and Mark Gatiss lead male cast|
|Olivia Colman is the crazy Queen Anne of England|
|Rachel Weisz plays the queen's favourite Lady Sarah|