Friday, May 20, 2022

GANDHI EPIC TV SERIES IN WORKS! RICHARD E. GRANT, JACOB COLLINS LEVY, LUKE ARNOLD BOARD DISNEY'S NAUTILUS EPIC ADVENTURE SERIES! THE GOOD NEIGHBOR THRILLER TRAILER WITH JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS, LUKE KLEINTANK

 DISNEY'S NAUTILUS SERIES 
ADS NEW CREW ABOARD
Disney's epic adventure series based on Jules Verne's work NAUTILUS, which already has Shazad Latif as captain Nemo has just added Richard E. Grant, Muki Zubis, Benedict Hardie, Jacob Collins
Benedict Hardie, Richard E. Grant, Jacob Collins Levy, Luke Arnold
Levy and Luke Arnold. The series that is now shooting down in Australia, will follow Indian prince Captain Nemo and his steampunk submarine on marital adventures. Grant will guest star as the leader of Karajaan, a port town Nemo and his crew encounter on their adventures. 

  GANDHI TV SERIES  
CASTS GANDHI AS GANDHI
Speaking of exotic lands, Applause Entertainment is adapting Ramachandra Guha’s Gandhi Before India and Gandhi – The Years that Changed the World
It will be a huge project over in India
into a TV series covering everything from GANDHI’s earliest days and his actions as a lawyer in South Africa to the independence struggle in India, telling the lesser known stories of his life that played an important role in shaping him into a Mahatma. It will also tell the stories of all his compatriots and contemporaries of the freedom movement, who played integral parts in shaping what became free and modern India. Pratik Gandhi, the surname is coincidental, will star as Gandhi, who rose from a campaigning lawyer to lead India to independence from the British Empire before his tragic assassination in 1947. Sameer Nair, pictured in the photo with Pratik and Guha, will produce.

 THE GOOD NEIGHBOR TRAILER 
FEAR WHAT'S NEXT DOOR
The Good Neighbor is out this year
And here is a rather dynamic trailer for thriller movie THE GOOD NEIGHBOR in which a budding friendship takes a tragic flip when one of them runs over a younger lady. A nightmarish night unfolds for neighbors David (Luke Kleintank) and Robert (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) once they by chance hit a girl on her bike and flee the scene. Whereas David is more and more affected by emotions of guilt, Robert exhibits no regret and turns into overbearing and possessive. When David meets Vanessa (Eloise Smyth), the sufferer’s sister, he submits to a reckless ardour and underlying sense of redemption earlier than realising Robert will do unspeakable issues to guard their secret…

THE KING'S SPEECH PRODUCER MAKING VIV FILM ON VIVIEN LEIGH, LAURENCE OLIVIER DIVORCE! LUKE MACFARLANE, BILLY EICHNER GO STEAMY IN BROS 1ST BIG STUDIO GAY ROMCOM

   VIV PERIOD SET FILM   
TO COVER VIVIEN LEIGH, LAURENCE OLIVIER DIVORCE
News coming straight from ScreenDaily today is that The King's Speech executive producer Mark Foligno is preparing VIV movie about the divorce of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. Olivier asked Leigh for a divorce on May 19, 1960, bringing to an end the 20-year marriage of one of the first modern celebrity couples. The movie is adapted from Donald Macdonald’s play Letter To Larry.
 
  BROS COMEDY TRAILER  
WITH LUKE MACFARLANE AND BILLY EICHNER IS HERE 
T
The movie is out September 30th
he first romantic comedy from a major studio about two gay men with a full LGBT cast in front and behind camera has just gotten its first trailer. BROS will get a theatrical release this Autumn, September 30th. From the ferocious comic mind of Billy Eichner and the hitmaking brilliance of filmmakers Nicholas Stoller and Judd Apatow comes BROS, a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about finding sex, love and romance amidst the madness. Our favourite hunkster Luke Macfarlane joins Billy Eichner in the leading duo. As the poster says - it is a romantic comedy that gives you all the feels, quite literally judging by the photo itself. But who could resist groping Macfarlane?

Thursday, May 19, 2022

ED SKREIN IS GALACTIC REGENT IN ZACH SNYDER'S REBEL MOON SF EPIC! KIT HARINGTON, CLARA RUGAARD TO LEAD MARY'S MONSTER! MIRANDA OTTO, GUY PEARCE, JESSE SPENCER, THERESA PALMER TO LEAD DISNEY + AUSTRALIAN SERIES SLATE

  REBEL MOON CROWNS 
ED SKREIN AS THE REGENT
Ed Skrein will be the galactic regent
And it is an unexpected move, as Ed Skrein is actually replacing Rupert Friend in the role of a galactic tyrant in Zack Snyder's science fiction epic REBEL MOON that he is shooting for Netflix. Cleopatra Coleman, Fra Fee and Rhian Rees have also joined the rather hunky ensemble of actors that already includes Stuart Martin, Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll, Michiel Huisman, Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou and Alfonso Herrera! The story of the new sf epic is set in a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy that finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, so they send a young woman (Boutella) with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them raise a fight.

 MARY'S MONSTER CASTS 
KIT HARINGTON AND CLARA RUGAARD AS MARY SHELLEY
Although it has already been covered in other movies, the life of Mary Shelley will be the focus on new movie MARY'S MONSTER which has just cast Clara Rugaard as Mary and Kit Harington as her monster. In the
Clara Rugaard and Kit Harington will lead the movie
film, which will have a modern perspective, Mary is seduced by her own inner monster catapulting her into a dangerous, destructive psychological romance. Realising the monster is inextricably linked to her own mental state, her only route to salvation is in bringing him to life! Sold currently at Cannes, this
Ferdia Walsh Peelo and Sebastian de Souza will also star
high-concept, rock’n’roll take on the Romantic period, will also feature Ferdia Walsh-Peelo as Mary’s husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and Sebastian de Souza as legendary Byron. What a godawful casting indeed.

 DISNEY + AUSTRALIAN SERIES 
SLATE WITH MIRANDA OTTO, JESSE SPENCER, GUY PEARCE!
Jesse Spencer will star in Space Age
Disney + has unveiled three series that they will shoot within their Australian slate. THE CLEARING will cover Australian cult The Family and its founder Anne Hamilton Byrne, one of the few female cult leaders in history. A rather strong cast will be led by Teresa Palmer, Miranda Otto, Guy Pearce, Hazem Shammas, Mark Coles-Smith and Tom Budge! THE ARTFUL DODGER will be a premium character drama set in 1850s Australia, 15 years after the events of Oliver Twist. The eight-episode series follows the adult double life of Charles Dickens’ famous prince of thieves – Dodger – now a surgeon, but who can’t shake his predilection for crime. Jesse Spencer and Radha Mitchell will lead LAST DAYS OF THE SPACE AGE, an eight-part dramedy series set in 1979 Perth in Western Australia, as a power strike threatens to plunge the region into darkness, while the city hosts the iconic
Tom Budge, Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto will star in The Clearing
Miss Universe pageant and the US space station. Against this backdrop, three families in a tight-knit coastal community find their marriages, friendships, and futures put to the test.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

EMILY BLUNT TO LEAD PAIN HUSTLERS MOVIE! SEE BRYAN CRANSTON, ANNETTE BENING WIN LOTTERY IN JERRY & MARGE GO LARGE DRAMEDY TRAILER

  EMILY BLUNT TO LEAD  
PAIN HUSTLERS MOVIE
Emily Blunt will start shooting this August
While we are waiting for her Wild West series English at BBC, Emily Blunt has signed on to star in PAIN HUSTLERS for director David Yates. Shooting at the end of August, it will see her playing Liza Drake, a high school dropout who after dreaming of a better life for her and her young daughter lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical start-up in a yellowing strip mall in Central Florida. Liza’s charm, guts and drive catapult the company and her into the high life, where she soon finds herself at the center of a criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences.
 
 JERRY & MARGE GO LARGE 
DRAMEDY TRAILER IS HERE
The movie will stream on Paramount this June
About a week or two ago you saw the first photos, and now you can enjoy the first trailer for JERRY & MARGE GO LARGE comedy movie which will stream on Paramount + June 17th based on a true story.  Directed by Academy Award winner David Frankel (Marley and Me) it is inspired by the remarkable true story of retiree Jerry Selbee (Bryan Cranston), who discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and, with the help of his wife, Marge (Annette Bening), wins millions, using the money to revive their small Michigan town. Jake McDorman plays their son. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

1ST CORSAGE HISTORICAL MOVIE POSTER IS HERE WITH VICKY CRIEPS AS EMPRESS SISI OF AUSTRIA AND HUNGARIA! COLIN MORGAN JOINS THE CAST!

  'CORSAGE' POSTER WITH 
VICKY KRIESP AS EMPRESS SISI
While we are waiting to get  a trailer ahead of Cannes movie festival where it is competing, Austrian director Marie Kreutzer's CORSAGE, a
The movie is out this July in Germany
historical film that centres on Empress Elisabeth “Sisi” of Austria, has just got a poster. Set in 1877, the story will portray the monarch renowned for her beauty as she turns 40 and starts being considered an old woman. Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps plays the lead role, Florian Teichtmeister stars as Emperor Franz Joseph, Manuel Rubey as cousin and close friend Ludwig II, King of Bavaria and Katharina Lorenz as lady-in-waiting and confidante Marie Festetics. Colin Morgan will play famous British horse rider Bay Middleton.

  Dezzy's History Lesson
The story of Empress Elizabeth is the story of the girl who was unexpectedly thrust into  the centre of Europe’s most treacherous imperial court at the age of 15 when she unwittingly stole the heart of her sister’s fiancé, Emperor Franz Joseph. She then became Empress of Austria and Queen of
Vicky Crieps plays the older Sisi at Christmas in 1877
Hungary. She was a woman ahead of her time who indelibly made her mark with dignity and grace! Some of you may also remember the story of her son, Crown Prince Rudolph who died in a murder suicide together with his infamous lover Maria Vetsera. Her sister Duchess Sophie of Bavaria,
Florian Teichtmeister is emperor Franz Joseph in the movie
died in an accidental fire at the "Bazar de la Charité" in Paris which Netflix recently had a series about. Her 44 year long reign ended when she was killed by an anarchist in 1898 as The Hapsburgs were always hated for their evil imperialism. She was mostly remembered by her beauty and outstanding
The movie competes at Cannes Film Festival this month
glamour. She was obsessed with her looks and would spend hours riding and exercising every day in her private gymnasiums fitted with long mirrors. She even took up fencing at the age of 50. She also spent about three hours on hair care every day. She was famous around Europe for her extremely long tresses.
Marie Kreutzer both wrote and directed the movie
She also used daily massages and raw veal or crushed strawberries on her nightly leather facial mask! She bathed in cold water in the mornings and olive oil in the evenings.It is also believed that she had a bulimia as she was obsessed with weight, starving and then binge eating. She was just over 40kg in years before she died. 
 

Monday, May 16, 2022

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON EMPRESS ELIZAVETA OF RUSSIA LAVISH EPIC TV SERIES STARTING NEXT WEEK

 TZARINA ELIZAVETA OF RUSSIA
SERIES ARRIVES THIS WEEK
The series should start next week
After a very long wait and a justified delay, her imperial majesty the empress of Russia is finally arriving to court May 16th as Russian national broadcaster's new historical television series from the collection "Love Story. History of Russia" ELIZABETH (Елизавета) which tells about the fate of Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Peter I, who was only sixteen when her father left her in control of a huge empire, is ready to air and will air, as far as I understood every evening as a 12 part event series on Rossiya 1. For Elizabeth, the throne became a curse: against her will, the girl finds herself drawn into a whirlpool of palace
intrigues, where she is opposed by influential courtiers - Andrei Ivanovich Osterman, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov and even her own mother, Catherine I. The prequel to Catherine the Great (whose aunt in law she was)
The series will have 12 episodes
series will star Yulia Khlynina, Alexander Baluev, Agrippina Steklova, Alexey Agranovich, Victor Rakov, Kirill Cherny- shenko, Kirill Kuznetsov, Artem Klyuchni- kov, Denis Nurulin!
 
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
 On the eve of the death of the Russian Emperor Peter I, the courtiers and influential gentlemen close to him are interested only in the question concerning the next pretender to the throne. Beloved daughter Elizabeth, who is 16 years old, is forced to become the head of a huge empire in accordance with her father's will. Her ascent to the imperial throne is accompanied by palace intrigues and conspiracies. Courtiers Menshikov and Osterman are not losing hope and are dreaming of seeing a person close to them on the throne. Even her mother Catherine is going to fight with her daughter for the right to rule. But despite their efforts, the last representative of the Romanov dynasty, a bright and charming lover of
The shooting of the series started back in March
masquerades and balls, manages to master the science of diplomacy. Like an experienced diplomat, the Empress makes real maneuvers in the political sphere and achieves incredible success.

 DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
After she managed to secure the throne for herself, Elizabeth of Russia (1709-1762), ruled her father Peter the Great's empire for two decades and to this date remains one of the most popular Russian monarchs because of her decision not to execute a single person during her reign, her numerous construction projects, and her strong opposition to Prussian policies. During her reign Elizabeth continued the policies of her father and brought about a remarkable Age of Enlightenment in Russia! She encouraged the opening of University of Moscow, the highest- ranking Russian educational institution, and the Imperial Academy of Arts! As the lover of arts herself she turned her court into one of the most splendid ones in all Europe, she built many magnificent palaces including the legendary Winter Palace, but she also modernized Russia's roads. She never married, but she lived with a common serf Razumovsky who never showed interested in power and was loyal to her. The airing rights have already been sold to Serbia, Bulgaria, Mexico and Mongolia. Check out the magnificent trailer below for the twelve part new historical series coming from Russia and tell us what you think: would you watch it and have you read novels about this part of Russian history?

Sunday, May 15, 2022

OLGA KURYLENKO TO FIGHT ROMANS AS CELTIC QUEEN BOUDICA! COLIN MORGAN TO MAKE SOME PIZZA WITH LOVE! AMAZON FINDS LEADS FOR ITS ZORRO TV SERIES

 OLGA KURYLENKO TO LEAD 
BOUDICA EPIC MOVIE
She already played a tribal warrior more than ten years ago next to Michael Fassbender in Centurion, but one of Europe's biggest stars Olga Kurylenko will
Olga will play Celtic queen Boudica
now go tribal again playing the Celtic queen in BOUDICA epic movie from director Jesse V. Johnson. As Screendaily reports, inspired by events in A.D. 60, the film, currently being sold at Cannes market, follows the legendary Celtic warrior who rules the Iceni people alongside her husband Prasutagus. When he dies at the hands of Roman soldiers, Boudica’s kingdom is left without a male heir and the Romans seize her land and property. Driven to the edge of madness and determined to avenge her husband’s death, Boudica rallies the various tribes from the region and wages an epic war against the mighty Roman empire.

  AMAZON'S SERIES ZORRO  
FINDS THE MASKED HERO
Amazon Prime has found their leads for new modern version of ZORRO series. As Variety reports, Miguel Bernardeau and Renata Notni will headline the show. Shooting at Canary Islands, the ten episode series will see Bernardeau playing a new version of Diego de la Vega, a landowner and, in
Miguel Bernardeau and Renata Notni will lead Zorro
disguise, masked hero of the people. Notni takes on the role of Lolita Marquez, the love of his youth. Zorro's battle also takes in discovering who murdered his father, a personal mission which leads him to discover family secrets that will change for ever his destiny. The series will be done in the spirit of wokeness and diversity. 

  COLIN MORGAN TO LEAD  
PIZZA WITH LOVE
Meanwhile, our dear Merlin has grown up and is now going to open a pizza place! Offered to international buyers over at Cannes is PIZZA WITH LOVE
Colin Morgan will shoot in South Africa
romantic movie with Colin Morgan and Rosabell Laurenti as leads. Meg Rickards wrote and is directing this feelgood drama set in the world of competitive pizza, which tells the story of Mario (Morgan), a socially phobic computer programmer living in isolation in London. When his sister dies, it is left to him to rescue the family pizzeria in Cape Town and to look after his young niece. What Mario doesn’t expect is being thrown into the brutal sphere of competitive pizza making, or falling in love with Lisa (Sellers), his niece’s fiery Italian soccer coach.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

SEE 1ST TRAILER FOR CZECH HISTORICAL HERO JAN ZIZKA EPIC BIOPIC MEDIEVAL WITH BEN FOSTER, MICHAEL CAINE, MATTHEW GOODE, WILLIAM MOSELEY, TIL SCHWEIGER

   FIRST MEDIEVAL  
TEASER FROM THE CZECH EPIC!
We finally have the first teaser trailer for new historical adventure MEDIEVAL which sees American actor Ben Foster playing Czech national hero and warlord
The film should be out this September
Jan Zizka who was
 a powerful figure in the famous Hussite wars in the medieval times. With the massive budget of about $20 million, the new historical movie was shot on the sets near Prague and around Czech republic. Superhunky Czech actor and judo champion Petr Jakl has both written and directed the movie! He is not the only athlete in the production as legendary Czech decathlon world recorder Roman Sebrle is also in the cast! I am personally a bit disappointed with the trailer as the film in it looks a bit cheap and Ben proves he is just not up to the task due to lack of talent and charisma, especially for this kind of role, not to mention he looks too much
William Moseley plays Jan' brother, brave Jaroslav!
American. But we shall still give this film a go when it comes out later this year. You can check out the teaser below and tell us your thoughts.

WHAT'S THE MOVIE ABOUT? 
MEDIEVAL will follow their 14th century national hero Jan Zizka of Trocnov (Ben Foster), a revered military tactician who defeated armies of the
William Moseley, Ben Foster and Michael Caine in the film!
Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire. He is known for his innovative strategies and for quickly training peasants to face skilled and armoured
Matthew Goode plays King Sigismund of Hungary and Croatia
opponents who usually outnumbered his own troops. The historical adventure film will also have another storyline which will revolve around his
Til Schweiger is the richest man in the country in the film!
relationship with king's lover, a rich heiress Catherine (Sophie Lowe), whom he is sent to save but unexpectedly falls in love with her, while another storyline will describe his fight against a rival king.

WHO ELSE IS IN THE CAST?
Our favourite William Moseley plays Jan's brother Jaroslav, legendary Michael Caine is Lord Boresh the right hand of Czech King Wenceslaus and
Karel Roden is King Wenceslaus in the movie
German superstar Til Schweiger is Rosenberg, the richest lord in the kingdom. British thespian Matthew Goode will portray King Sigismund of
Czech world record breaker Roman Sebrle plays one of the knights
Hungary and Croatia, the brother of Czech King Wenceslaus, and if my eyes are not playing with me he will have a blondish hair in the movie! Czech actor Karel Roden is playing King Wenceslaus himself! 
 

Friday, May 13, 2022

RALPH FIENNES, STANLEY TUCCI, JOHN LITHGOW, ISABELLA ROSSELLINI TO CHOOSE POPE IN CONCLAVE MOVIE! KEVIN SPACEY, ERIC ROBERTS, CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT, JEREMY NEUMARK JONES TO LEAD 1242 MONGOLIAN BATU KHAN EPIC

   FIENNES AND TUCCI   
TO PLAY PRIESTS IN CONCLAVE
And they won't be alone, as Edward Berger's conspiracy movie CONCLAVE will also have John Lithgow as one of the cardinals next to Ralph Fiennes and Stanley Tucci and Isabella Rossellini as a nun.Following the death of the Pope, the reluctant Cardinal Lomeli (Fiennes)
Stanley Tucci and Ralph Fiennes will be the cardinals
is tasked with overseeing the group of Cardinals (Lithgow and Tucci) from across the globe responsible for selecting a new leader for the Church. But as the political machinations inside the Vatican intensify, he realizes that the departed Pope had kept a secret from them that he must uncover before a new Pope is chosen.

Kevin Spacey will lead the cast
  KEVIN SPACEY TO LEAD  
1242 MONGOL EMPIRE EPIC
When it comes to updates from the historical genre, Kevin Spacey will star in 1242 epic movie a co-production between UK, Hungary and Mongolia. Eric Roberts, Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp and Jeremy Neumark Jones and Genevieve Florence will also star under the helm of Hungarian director Peter Soos! The film tells the story of Genghis Khan’s grandson Batu Khan, who was elected commander in chief of the western part of the Mongol empire. A skilled military commander, he won battles from China to Persia and was given responsibility for the invasion of Europe but in 1242 Khan is confronted by a deeply spiritual
Genevieve Florence and Jeremy Neumark Jones will also star
man and a castle in Hungary that halts his invasion of Europe and ultimately causes his downfall. Stay tuned for more information on this interesting historical movie project.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

JULIETTE BINOCHE, BENOIT MAGIMEL TO LEAD PERIOD SET CULINARY MOVIE THE POT AU FEU! SEE LAURA HADDOCK, EDWARD HOLCROFT IN FIRST PHOTOS FROM HILL OF VISION PERIOD SET BIOPIC ON FAMOUS NOBEL PRIZE WINNER


 FIRST  HILL OF VISION  
PICS FROM HISTORICAL FILM
The film had a March movie festival premiere in Italy
The treat I have for you today are first poster and photo from period set biopic HILL OF VISION which features one of the hottest pairings we have seen on the big screen ever: Laura Haddock and Edward Holcroft play a married couple in it. 
 
  Mario Capecchi, future Nobel prize winner for medicine, was born in Italy to an American mother, poet and political activist (Haddock), who was arrested by the fascists in 1941 and subsequently interned in a German concentration camp. With that arrest, Mario (Jake Donald Crookes), at the age of five, begins a life that soon becomes wild, violent and
Edward Holcroft and Laura Haddock play Capecchis parents
adventurous. When his mother  miraculously finds him in 1947, both will begin a path of rebirth that will lead Mario, to use his own words, "from rags to riches". He won Nobel in 2007.

    THE POT AU FEU   
JULIETTE BINOCHE TO LEAD PERIOD SET CULINARY FILM
 We have already seen her doing culinary wonders in Chocolat, but now Juliette Binoche will star in THE POT AU FEU with Benoit Magimel. Set in the world of French gastronomy in 1885, it charts the relationship between Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the chef she’s been working
In real life, Benoit and Juliette have a daughter together
for over the last 20 years. Growing fonder of one another, their bond turns into a romance and gives rise to delicious dishes that impress even the world’s most illustrious chefs. The story is inspired by the famous French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.