'VOYAGE OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE'
EMMA THOMPSON, BANDERAS, MICHAEL SHEEN, RALPH FIENNES
Universal Pictures is gathering a rather stellar cast for their live action adaptation of THE VOYAGE OF DOCTOR DOLLITLE which will see
Robert Downey Jr playing the famous doctor who can speak to animals. Antonio Banderas will apparently play his enemy, a pirate named Rassouli while Michael Sheen is set to play Mudfly! Meanwhile, British thespians Emma Thompson and Ralph Fiennes will lend their voices to some of the talking animals alongside young Tom Holland! An adaptation of Hugh Lofting's classic book from the 1920's the movie is viewed as the potential opening for a whole franchise.
|Doctor DoLittle is set for April 2019 release!|
NEW EPIC SERIES CASTINGS
JOSEPH QUINN JOINS 'LES MISERABLES' AT BBC
Casting news from the period set TV series world today, starting with
our lovely chap Joseph Quinn, whom we'd discovered in Dickensian and
continued to love in that horrid borefest of Howards End. He has now
joined another BBC production, the six part series on LES MISERAB- LES
which already has Dominic West as Jean Valjean, Lily Collins as Fantine
and David Oyelowo as Javert and Olivia Colman as Madame Thenardier.
Quinn will play Enjorlas, a revolutionary who dies for his beliefs in
the June Rebellion.
I've already told you
that Italian RAI is preparing $30 million epic series based on Umberto
Eco's THE NAME OF THE ROSE and that John Turturro (As William of
Baskerville) and Rupert Everett (as Inquisitor Gui) will lead the cast,
and now they're joined by Michael Emerson who will play The Abbot, an
ambiguous, greedy, over sensitive and irritable prince of the Abbey! To
start airing its eight episodes at the beginning of next year, it
follows William of Baskerville, a 14th century
Franciscan monk, as he investigates a series of unusual deaths at a
remote monastery! Damian Hardung
will be William's apprentice, Benedictine novice Adso.
|Les Miserables will air sometime next year!|
MICHAEL EMERSON JOINS 'THE NAME OF THE ROSE'
|Italian Rai is preparing the new epic series|