Friday, May 7, 2021

SANDITON PERIOD SET SERIES IS BACK FROM THE DEAD WITH SEASONS TWO AND THREE ORDERED! JACK DAVENPORT, JIM BROADBENT TO LEAD UK REMAKE OF CALL MY AGENT TV SERIES

 SANDITON SAVED FROM DEATH 
GETS TWO MORE SEASONS
Well, we thought this one was dead, and rightfully so with its horrid writing, horrid acting and no chemistry between the leads, not to mention the bad marks from the critics and even worse viewing numbers (nobody wanted
Sanditon will sadly have the same bad writer again
to watch that dreary mess in Britain), but ITV's SANDITON has just got a second and third seasons ordered and they will air on ITV and BritBox in UK and on PBS Masterpiece in USA (to make it even more complicated, BBC is distributing it around the world). Based on Jane Austen's novel, the drama will continue to follow the high spirited and annoyingly ungrateful heroine, Charlotte Heywood (acutely one dimensional Rose Williams) as she returns to the picturesque coastal resort of Sanditon. Charlotte’s journey is one thread of an intricate tapestry of
Sanditon was a massive flop in UK, but it apparently went well in USA
stories full of intrigue, excitement, and romance. Against the backdrop of beautiful vistas, familiar faces return and new inhabitants are introduced – all of whom will be having adventures as joyous and surprising as the seaside town itself. Theo James and Leo Suter are probably returning, but stay tuned for the casting news as the production will start later this year. 

  CALL MY AGENT UK VERSION  
CASTS JIM BROADBENT, JACK DAVENPORT AND LYDIA LEONARD
Speaking of Brits, they are about to start shooting an eight part English remake of French series CALL MY AGENT which will, as Deadline reports, retain the essence of the French series where a Parisian talent agency’s employees must scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business
Jim Broadbent and Jack Davenport will lead the cast
afloat after the sudden death of their founder. However, the remake will incorporate British sensibility and introduce some new storylines. Jack Davenport, Lydia Leonard, Jim Broadbent Maggie Steed, have been announced as the leads, but apparently a host of A-list Brit and U.S. guest stars have been lined up across the series, probably playing the celebrity clients. Christian Baute is executive producing.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

15TH CENTURY NUNS GO VERY NAUGHTY IN A DELIGHTFULLY SCANDALOUS TRAILER FOR PAUL VERHOEVEN'S FILM BENEDETTA WITH VIRGINIE EFIRA, LAMBERT WILSON, CHARLOTTE RAMPLING

 BENEDETTA TRAILER IS HERE 
BRINGING SINFUL NUNS TO US!
Pate has released a naughty first trailer for Paul Verhoeven's new movie BENEDETTA which will premiere at this year's Cannes in July. Based on a book by
Benedetta will compete at Cannes this July
Judith C. Brown, and starring  insanely gorgeous Virginie Efira next to Charlotte Rampling, Daphné Patakia, Lambert Wilson and Olivier Rabourdin this historical thriller, originally titled Blessed Virgin and inspired by true events, has the story set in the late 15th century as plague ravages the land. Benedetta Carlini (Efira) joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany as a novice who has been capable from an early age of performing miracles. Her impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous. True to Verhoeven's work, the film mixes erotica
The film is based on a true story book by Judith C. Brown
and controversy in telling its story. There is also a white version poster which is so naughty I could not publish it here, but you can Google it to see Efira's boob peeking under her nun gown :) Oh, the scandal! And the sweetness of it. 
 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

CALLUM TURNER, JOE ALWYN, FELICITY JONES STAR IN THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER PERIOD SET DRAMA TRAILER AIRING THIS SUMMER AT NETFLIX

 LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER
TRAILER IS HERE WITH JOE ALWYN AND CALLUM TURNER
The movie will stream on Netflix in July
Just as they announced yesterday, Studiocanal has released a trailer for their new drama movie THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER which arrives to Netflix July 23rd. The movie based on Jojo Mojes novel will air in UK only in cinemas from August 6th and in Scandinavia from July 30th! The dual narrative love story is set in the French Riviera and London during the 1960s and present day. The story follows Ellie (Felicity Jones), a young female journalist in contemporary London who uncovers a series of love letters in the archives which tell the story of an intensely romantic but star crossed affair in the 1960s between Jennifer Stirling (Shailene Woodley) and Anthony O’Hare (Callum
In some countries, the film will play only in theatres, not on Netflix
Turner). As Ellie is drawn into the story, she becomes obsessed with discovering the lovers’ identities and finding out how their love story ends. Joe Alwyn and Nabhaan Rizwan also star.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

1ST CAST PHOTO & TEASER FOR NETFLIX PERIOD SET HORROR SERIES 1899 WITH EMILY BEECHAM, ANEURIN BARNARD! THE REST OF THE PAN EUROPEAN CAST ANNOUNCED!

 FIRST 1899 CAST PHOTO FOR 
NETFLIX PERIOD SET SERIES
Netflix has unveiled the first cast photo for their new period set horror series 1899 which has started production this month. The eight part series follows the mysterious circumstances around the voyage of an immigrant ship from Europe to New York. The passengers, all of different backgrounds and
The eight part series has just started production in Berlin
nationalities, are united in their hopes and dreams for a new century and for a new future abroad. But when they discover a second ship adrift on the open sea that had gone missing for months, their journey takes an unexpected turn and their voyage to the promised land becomes a journey into a nightmare. Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musial, Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen, Rosalie
The series will be entirely shot in a virtual production studio.
Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, José Pimentao, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards, Alexandre Willaume and Anton Lesser lead the pan European cast and all the actors will speak in their own languages. Check out the teaser below:

Monday, May 3, 2021

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON PIXAR'S ENCHANTING SEA ADVENTURE LUCA SET IN THE BEAUTIFUL SEASIDE OF ITALIAN RIVIERA!

  LUCA ANIMATED MOVIE 
DELIGHTFUL SEA MONSTERS
If I am not mistaken, this is Pixar's first ever major animated movie with a gay boy as the lead character and isn't that a lovely change? The coming of age fantasy adventure LUCA is out in theatres and on Disney + June 18th and it
Luca will stream on Disney + June 18th
is a feature movie directorial debut of Enrico Casarosa. Since it is set in Italy, the original plan was for legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone to create the soundtrack, but he died and the film is now dedicated to him.

LUCA 
 is a coming of age animated adventure movie, set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, and it is a Disney and Pixar’s original feature film  about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta, and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a
Luca is Pixar's 24th feature film
deeply held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

The voice cast features Jacob Tremblay as Luca Paguro, a 13 year old sea monster curious about the world above the sea. Jack Dylan Grazer as Alberto Scorfano, a teenage sea monster and Luca's best friend who is enthusiastic to explore the human world. Emma Berman as Giulia Marcovaldo, an Italian girl who befriends Luca and Alberto. Marco Barricelli as Massimo Marcovaldo, Giulia's cook father. Saverio Raimondo as Ercole Visconti, the local bully of Portorosso. Maya Rudolph as Daniela Paguro, a
Studio Pixar is celebrating its 35th anniversary with this film
sea monster and Luca's mother. Jim Gaffigan as Lorenzo Paguro, a sea monster and Luca's father. Sandy Martin as a sea monster and Luca's grandmother.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

TONI COLLETTE TO DIE ON THE STAIRCASE AS COLIN FIRTH'S WIFE IN NEW HBO MAX MINI SERIES ABOUT MICHAEL PETERSON COURT CASE

   TONI COLLETTE JOINS   
COLIN FIRTH IN STAIRCASE
A few months ago we heard that Colin Firth will lead the mini series THE STAIRCASE at HBO Max and now it has been revealed that Toni
Toni Collette will fall off the staircase!
Collette will take the female lead as his wife, a corporate executive, mother, stepmother of five and wife of Michael Peterson, played by Firth. Eight episodes of the mini series will follow the life of Michael Peterson, his sprawling North Carolina family and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen. As 'Deadline' reports, it is based on the docuseries and various books and reports on the case. Michael Peterson was convicted of murdering Kathleen in 2001, a charge that was reduced to manslaughter in 2017 and Peterson released from prison. He had claimed his wife died after falling down the stairs at their home after consuming alcohol and Valium, but an autopsy
Colin Firth will take the lead in the Antonio Campos created series
concluded she died from multiple injuries, including blows to the back of her head with a blunt object. Antonio Campos is executive producing the new mini series.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

DELIGHTFUL SWEET TOOTH TRAILER IS HERE FOR NETFLIX' NEW FANTASY TV SERIES! FLORENCE PUGH TO LEAD 19TH CENTURY IRELAND SET MOVIE DRAMA THE WONDER

   FLORENCE PUGH TO LEAD  
WONDER 19TH CENTURY FILM
Florence Pugh will shoot Wonder this August
In our favourite period set genre news today, after her critically acclaimed role in Lady Macbeth (which wasn't overly great if you ask me, though), Florence Pugh is returning to the big gowns and historical costumes in THE WONDER a big screen adaptation of Emma Donoghue's novel with director Sebastian Lelio behind the helm. To start shooting in Ireland this August, it will have the story set in Irish Midlands, 1859 and follows an English nurse, Lib Wright (Florence Pugh), who is summoned to a tiny village to observe what some are claiming as a medical anomaly or a miracle – a girl said to have survived without food for months. Tourists have flocked to the cabin of eleven year old and a journalist has come down to cover the sensation. The Wonder is a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil. Stay tuned for more casting news on the project.
 
   SWEET TOOTH TRAILER FOR 
NEW NETFLIX FANTASY SERIES 
Along with the sad news that The Last Kingdom will end with the currently shooting season 5, Netflix has also released the airing date and trailer for their charming new fantasy series SWEET TOOTH which will arrive to the streamer June 4th based on a DC comic book series.
THE STORY OF SWEET TOOTH
Ten years ago “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and
Little Christian Convery leads the cast in Sweet Tooth
hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery) unexpectedly
The series is based on a DC comic book series
befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers— about Gus' origins, Jepperd's past, and the true meaning of
The series will arrive to Netflix this June
home. But their story is full of unexpected allies and enemies, and Gus quickly learns the lush, dangerous world outside the forest is more complex than he ever could have imagined.

Friday, April 30, 2021

KEELEY HAWES, MAX BEESLEY TO LEAD MIDWICH CUCKOOS SF CLASSIC TV SERIES ADAPTATION FOR SKY! 1ST EMMA MACKEY PHOTO AS EMILY BRONTE, OLIVER JACKSON COHEN JOINS CAST

 THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS CASTS 
KEELEY HAWES & MAX BEESLEY AS LEADS OF THE SF SERIES
Joyful news indeed as our dearest Keeley Hawes is returning to the small screens as the lead in Sky's eight episode adaptation of THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS
Keeley Hawes will take the lead role
sf novel by John Wyndham. Max Beesley will co star! To shoot next month, it is set in Midwich, a small English commuter town that is liberal and aspirational, populated by nuclear families and affluent high streets. A place where nothing much happens – and for a very good reason. That is until the twilight hours of a summer’s day when a sleepy corner of Midwich is plunged into panic. People pass out on their feet without warning, without reason. Anyone who tries to enter meets the same fate. And nobody can understand why. When the mysterious blackout is lifted, life for those affected returns to apparent normality – except every woman of child bearing age inside the zone has suddenly and inexplicably fallen pregnant. As news spreads and tensions simmer, it is up to gifted
Max Beesley will play the cop in the series
psychotherapist Dr Susannah Zellaby (Hawes) to help support those affected through the emotional wilderness. Susannah’s own daughter, Cassie, has fallen pregnant and harbours deep concerns about who, or what, is behind this phenomenon. Local officer DCI Paul Kirby (Beesley) is tasked with maintaining order but unbeknownst to them all, a terrifying force is building in the comfortable streets of Midwich. These children – potential parasites – flourish under the very love and care that their families give them. Who are these children? And what do they want? Aisling Loftus, Ukweli Roach, Synnøve Karlsen, Lara Rossi, Lewis Reeves, Rebekah Staton and Anneika Rose also star.

 FIRST LOOK AT EMMA MACKEY 
IN EMILY BRONTE DRAMA MOVIE
In other news from UK, Frances O'Connor has unveiled the first photo from her directorial debut EMILY in which Emma Mackey is playing the author of the famous Wuthering Heights. Emily Beecham and Joe Alwyn
First look at Emma Mackey in Emily which is currently shooting
are no longer in the cast, but their places have been filled by Fionn Whitehead, Oliver Jackson Cohen, Alexandra Dowling, Amelia Gething, Gemma Jones and Adrian Dunbar! Oscar winning costume designer Michael O'Connor is doing the costumes.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

TOMORROW WAR SF MOVIE TRAILER IS HERE WITH CHRIS PRATT! GAL GADOT TO LEAD THE FANTASY ADAPTATION OF MEET ME IN ANOTHER LIFE BOOK

  MEET ME IN ANOTHER LIFE 
ADAPTATION WITH GAL GADOT
It was published only yesterday and Catriona Silvey's new book MEET ME IN ANOTHER LIFE already has an adaptation set with Gal Gadot as lead! It follows a man and woman who must unravel why they continue to
Gal Gadot will lead the movie adaptation
meet in different versions of reality, a genre bending, thrilling and imaginative exploration of the infinite forms of love and how choices can change everything. Thora and Santi are strangers in a foreign city when a chance encounter intertwines their fates. At once, they recognize in each other a kindred spirit, someone who shares their insatiable curiosity, who is longing for more in life than the cards they’ve been dealt. Only days later, though, a tragic accident cuts their story short. But this is only one of the many connections they share. Like satellites trapped in orbit around each other, Thora and Santi are destined to meet again: as a teacher and prodigy student; a caretaker and dying patient; a cynic and a believer. In numerous lives they become friends, colleagues, lovers, and enemies. But as blurred memories and strange patterns compound, Thora and Santi come to a shocking revelation—they must discover the truth of their mysterious attachment before their many lives come to one, final end.
 
  THE TOMORROW WAR TRAILER  
WITH CHRIS PRATT VS ALIENS
Amazon has unveiled the first trailer from their new science fiction movie THE TOMORROW WAR which is out July 2nd on Prime Video as a global movie event. Amazon has apparently paid stunning $200 million for
The Tomorrow War will arrive to Amazon Prime this July
the rights on the movie starring Chris Pratt. The world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien
Hollywood's favourite Chris Pratt leads the cast of the sf film
species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt).
Amazon has paid stunning 200 million for the movie
Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

JENNA COLEMAN TO LEAD WW2 SERIES THE WAR ROOMS! SKY ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR THEIR NEW FANTASY SERIES THE RISING

  JENNA COLEMAN TO LEAD 
 THE WAR ROOMS TV SERIES
Jenna Coleman will star and produce
Two TV projects from UK today for you, starting with Victoria's Jenna Coleman who will lead THE WAR ROOMS period set TV series produced by Oscar winning The Father's producer David Parfitt. The series tells the true story of the women who worked in Winston Churchill’s secret bunker in Whitehall, central London during WW2. Coleman will play Joan Bright, a woman who started the Second World War as a secretary and ended it organising conferences for the Allied forces. Bright was a friend of James Bond author Ian Fleming, and is rumoured to have been the template for the character of Miss Moneypenny from the Bond novels and subsequently films. Jenna Coleman is also producing.

 THE RISING FANTASY SERIES
SKY SETS LEADING CAST
Meanwhile, rival Sky has unveiled a plan for their new fantasy series THE RISING an eight part story of Neve Kelly (Clara Rugaard), who discovers that she is dead. She's scared and confused by this new existence.
Clara Rugaard will take the lead role
But, when she realises she has been murdered, she’s furious. She’s determined to find her killer and get justice, believing that it was someone she knew. Impulsive and restless, Neve regrets never leaving her isolated community. And, as she comes to terms with her abilities, she begins to destabilise the lives of those she left behind. Particularly her estranged father, Tom (Daniel Ings) and her beloved mother Maria (Emily Taaffe). Neve is a disruptive, unsettling hero who should not exist, and she needs to find her purpose. She takes us through the investigation into her death, going where the police can’t. In the process she uncovers deeply buried secrets and is forced to re-examine everything about her life and the people she cared about. With nothing to lose but time, Neve will push for the truth even when it hurts. Her return forces everyone around her to change,
Daniel Ings and Solly McLeod will also star in The Rising series
confess, or start covering their tracks. But, it also reveals that there are others like her out there… Nenda Neururer will play the irreverent Alex Wyatt who has recently returned to the area after three years away,  Solly McLeod is Joseph Wyatt, Alex’s cousin and Neve’s longstanding boyfriend. Alex Lanipekun and Robyn Cara will also star.