Sunday, August 26, 2018

ELLE FANNING AND NICHOLAS HOULT ARE CATHERINE 'THE GREAT' AND EMPEROR PETER OF RUSSIA IN HULU'S NEW EPIC MINI SERIES?

   'THE GREAT'
 HULU PREPARING MINI SERIES ON RUSSIAN EMPRESS CATHERINE
Elle Fanning will be Catherine the Great
Or not so great when you hear who wants to take the lead role. While Sky and HBO are preparing Helen Mirren mini series on the same topic, it seems Hulu is ready to order THE GREAT mini series on famous Russian Tzarina Catherine the Great starring Elle Fanning (Good Lord!) and Nicholas Hoult! She is, apparently, also producing the series which would describe the rise to power of Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter (Hoult), the emperor of Russia!

  A GERMAN PRINCESS ON THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL THRONE
Nicholas Hoult will play the crazy Tsar Peter
As Deadline reports, Catherine, born Princess Sophie of Anhalt Zerbst, was the daughter of a Prussian general, who was introduced to the prospective tsar Peter of Holstein Gottorp when she was only 10 as part of European Royal families’ use of marriages as a tool for strengthening (and weakening) political ties between countries. Though she admitted to finding him detestable at first, the two eventually married after she had turned 16. Their union was tumultuous, with both rumoured to have extramarital affairs, and Peter’s temper becoming unbearable. Only six months into him ascending to the Russian throne, Catherine organized his opponents to overthrow him to start her successful 34-year rule. He was later on assassinated.


12 comments:

  1. I love Nicholas Hoult as an actor; Elle Fanning not so much.

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  2. Well, competition is good, isn't it.
    I would prefer to see the russian mini series (released, methinks in 2014), but as usual, I'm so behind with things.

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    1. Except that Elle can hardly even think of being any kind of even remote competition to Mirren :)
      Dezzy is here to help you, Duta, here's the link where you can watch the Russian series online with Eng subs both seasons: https://www.dailymotion.com/user/engsubofrusstuff/1

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    2. Thanks a lot. I really appreciate your kind gesture.

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    3. There are also some other Russian series over at YouTube (whole episodes), like Sofiya (on their mediaeval princess Sofiya Paleologa) but they don't have subtitles, but maybe you speak Russian, I know there are tons of Russian in Israel :)

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    4. Sadly, I speak no russian. I'm of romanian descent. In elementary school we studied russian so I remember words and letters , but not beyond that.

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    5. I studied it for six years, but I also forgot most of it. I do still sing in Russian, though :))) And I can recite Pushkin too... can't dance kazachok, though LOL

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  3. I'll probsbly watch both whoever's in them, hope there's not to much lovey dovey shit in them though.

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    1. there can't be much lovey dovey, Ray, when the wifey kills the hubby and shags one of his soldiers LOL

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  4. I think Elle is cute, but that doesn't mean she can act. What a terrible casting choice for Catherine the Great!

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    1. I don't like it either,especially since she has given the role to herself, I mean how full of yourself do you have to be? But then again, Catherine really was a daft silly tart when she came to Russia, so maybe it won't be so bad, I don't know, I'm not thrilled. Catherine Zeta Jones will forever be Catherine the Great for me. And Nicholas is way too gorgeous for Peter who was ugly as sin, borderline repulsive.

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