Thursday, December 12, 2019

BRENTON THWAITES, ALAN RITCHSON, SKYLAR ASTIN, THEO ROSSI, BILLY ZANE ARE FIGHTING NAZIS AND GHOSTS IN WW2 SET HORROR GHOSTS OF WAR

      'GHOSTS OF WAR' POSTER
 THE ENEMY IS NOT OUT THERE! 
IT IS IN HERE!
As if fighting Nazis in the war isn't enough, imagine adding ghosts to that mix too! That is exactly what is happening in GHOSTS OF WAR period
The movie is being shot over in Bulgaria!
set thriller horror movie which just got its first poster. Brenton Thwaites, Alan Ritchson, Skylar Astin, Theo Rossi, Billy Zane and Kyle Gallner lead the cast in the movie which follows five battle hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield. This is the first movie that Eric Bress has written and directed since 2004's The Butterfly Effect.

SF MOVIE CODE 8 WITH STEPHEN AND ROBBIE AMELL TO BECOME TV SERIES AFTER HITTING THEATRES THIS WEEKEND

      'CODE 8' SF MOVIE
AMELL COUSINS TO REUNITE ON A SF TV SERIES SPIN OFF
Code 8 opens this Friday, December 13th
If you don't know what to watch this weekend, here is a film that opens this Friday, December 13th! SF movie CODE 8 starring cousins Stephen and Robbie Amell, hits Apple TV and theatres this Friday, but it is interesting that after the movie, the story will continue in the form of a spin off show over at video platform Quibi with both of them starring. The film is set in a world where 4% of the population have supernatural abilities but instead of being treated like heroes, they are feared and heavily policed. The spin off series will take place years after the events of the movie, following an ex-con (Robbie Amell) and
The project is based on the Amells' short crowdfunded movie from 2016
telekinetic drug dealer (Stephen Amell) who are forced to work together to bring down a dangerous trafficking ring run by corrupt cops and the city’s elite.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

ARE WE GETTING TWO NEW BIG SCREEN ADAPTATIONS OF THE FAMOUS EPIC LEGEND OF SINBAD?

      SINBAD THE SAILOR
TO SAIL ONTO THE BIG SCREENS?
A new epic movie on the horizon, sailors! As Variety reports, Mark Damon’s DCR Finance Corp. will provide $65 million for the production of
Sinbad might be getting two movies!
the new big screen version of famous SINBAD and the shooting should start early next year. Francesco Lucente, who also wrote the script, will direct the movie which should have a total budget of $120 million. As you know, the Middle Eastern story of SINBAD chronicles the travels of a brave fictional sailor who made seven voyages encountering magical and supernatural beings. Earlier this year there were also rumours that another studio, Millenium Films, is also planning The Legend of Sinbad film with Frank Coraci at the helm. That one will have a Middle Eastern cast and was shopped this year at Cannes.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

RYAN REYNOLDS IS AN UNUSUAL WORLD SAVING HERO IN FIRST 'FREE GUY' ACTION COMEDY TRAILER AND POSTERS!

      'FREE GUY' TRAILER
STARRING RYAN REYNOLDS
The movie hits cinemas next July
Earlier this weekend the first trailer for new comedy movie FREE GUY was released and its star Ryan Reynolds says it is his favourite film he ever made. The story is set in the brutal, open world video game Free City, in which he plays Guy, a non player character (NPC), working as a bank teller.
Thanks to a code developed by programmers Milly and Keys, inserted into Free City by the publisher Antoine, Guy suddenly becomes aware of his world being a video game, and takes steps to make himself the hero, creating a race against time to save the game before the developers can shut it down. The action comedy, directed by Night At The Museum's Shawn Levy, will open at
The world needed a hero. They got a guy!
the zenith of next year's summer season in July. Check out the rather long trailer below for the film written by Matt Lieberman and tell us what you think:

Monday, December 9, 2019

BBC WILL SWAMP YOU WITH HORRORS THIS CHRISTMAS WITH SPOOKY A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH GUY PEARCE AND MORBID NEW DRACULA EPIC TV SERIES

      'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' OR
 MORE LIKE A HALLOWEEN ONE
As somebody noticed around the internet, it is beginning to feel a lot like... Halloween. Yep, Halloween, not Christmas, as British national broadcaster has decided to swamp us with nasty horrors in what is definitely
The series will air on FX and BBC this month
the worst holiday programme scheme they've ever had. You can already see from the dark posters that their central series A CHRISTMAS CAROL won't be filled with jingle bells but with creepy sounds, monsters and fog. It is interesting that it will first air in USA on FX on December 19th before moving to BBC on December 22nd!
Christmas Carol 
is a unique and original take on the Charles Dickens’ iconic ghost story by Steven Knight and a haunting, hallucinatory, spine tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul. The three-part special follows Ebenezer Scrooge (Guy Pearce), the miserly cold hearted boss, as he is visited by ghosts from the past, present and future, on a freezing
Guy Pearce takes the lead role in the new series
Christmas Eve. Forced to face up to how his self interested, penny pinching behaviour has impacted his own life and those around him, is it too late for him to save the spirit of Christmas, and himself? Andy Serkis as Ghost of Christmas Past, Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit, and Jason Flemyng as Ghost of Christmas Future also star.



      'DRACULA 'SERIES
WILL SPLASH THE FIRST DAYS OF THE NEW YEAR WITH BLOOD
As if that wasn't bizarre enough  BBC has decided to start the new year with even nastier horror premiering their new extremely graphic three part
Dracula will start airing January 1st in three consecutive nights
DRACULA series on January 1st with other two hour and a half long episodes airing in the following two days! Claes Bang will move to Transylvania in
Claes Bang takes the lead role of the fanged monster
1897, as the blood drinking Count who is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast. John Heffernan stars as
Dracula aboard Demeter whose crew he will suck dry
Jonathan Harker, an English solicitor who visits Dracula’s castle and becomes his captive. Jonathan Aris is captain Sokolov of famous ship Demeter.
Lord Ruthven is portrayed by Patrick Walsh McBride
Patrick Walsh McBride portrays young Lord Ruthven in the series which will air on Netflix for the rest of the world later on. 

The  First Episode of Dracula
starts in 1897. English lawyer Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to meet a new client - and a legend is about to get fresh blood... This is the tale of a
Always lovely John Heffernan is poor Jonathan Harker
terrifying, maze-like castle, of undead Brides, and a vampire Count whose ambition is to conquer the new world. Check out the nastiness below:

Sunday, December 8, 2019

SNOWDOGS ARE SAVING THE DAY IN THE SNOWY TRAILER FOR DISNEY + ADVENTURE TOGO WITH WILLEM DAFOE

      'TOGO' TRAILER
THE UNTOLD TRUE STORY
Here's a trailer that I forgot to show you earlier this week, but it is not too late, I hope, to do it today. If you don't know what to watch this Christmas
Togo will paw its way into your home December 20th
Disney is ready to release their new period set adventure TOGO on December 20th at their Disney + streaming service! Willem Dafoe is a rather strange choice for the lead role in a family movie based on the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that treks across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo. It is the story of the sled dog, Togo, who led the 1925 serum run, but was considered by most to be too small and weak to lead such an intense race. The movie was directed by Ericson Core who worked on epic TV series Of Kings And Prophets and Still Star Crossed.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

MATTHEW MACFADYEN JOINS COLIN FIRTH'S WW2 MOVIE OPERATION MINCEMEAT! DELIGHTFUL TRAILER FOR RUSSIAN EPIC ADVENTURE THE LAST KNIGHT: ROOTS OF EVIL

      'OPERATION MINCEMEAT'
MATTHEW MACFADYEN JOINS COLIN FIRTH IN WW2 DRAMA
Matthew MacFadyen joins the cast
A whole slate of British actors has joined Colin Firth in new WW2 movie OPERATION MINCEMEAT which will now also have Matthew Macfadyen, Penelope Wilton, Johnny Flynn and Tom Wilkinson, alongside Kelly Macdonald, Hattie Morahan, Simon Russell Beale, Paul Ritter and Mark Gatiss! Set in 1943, the story of the film revolves around two brilliant intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Macfadyen) who conceived a plan that was dubbed Operation Mincemeat. They would trick the Nazis into thinking that Allied forces were planning to attack southern Europe by way of Greece rather than Sicily. Their plan was to get a corpse, equip it with misleading papers, then drop it off the coast of Spain where Nazi spies would take the bait. John Madden is directing the adaptation of Ben McIntyre's book.

      'LAST KNIGHT: ROOTS OF EVIL'
1ST EPIC SEQUELTRAILER  
You can also check out a delightful trailer for the sequel for Disney Russia's adventure THE LAST KNIGHT: ROOTS OF EVIL (Последний
The movie arrives next year at Christmas
богатырь: Корень зла) the sequel of their ultra successful 2017 comedy adventure which earned almost 2 billion Russian roubles. The sequel is out December 24th next year! Peace and tranquillity rule in Belogorye, evil has been defeated, Ivan (Viktor Horinyak) enjoys his well deserved fame. With him are father Ilya, his beloved Vasilisa in pre wedding preparations, old friends Baba Yaga and Vodyanoy and little joys from the modern world: a generator, a microwave, a fan, a vacuum cleaner and other things to ensure a comfortable life - his sword makes it possible to regularly cut a hole between worlds and run for supplies. But longing for his native world burdens Ivan. And he is
Kiril Zaytzev plays famous Russian folk hero Finist
concerned about the inevitable beginning of the Athletic Games - the congress of all the knights of Belogorye, where good men will show boldness and strength. Ivan does not want to disgrace himself in front of his father and
Ekaterina Vilkova is Varvara in the sequel to the great hit
bride. And handsome hero Finist, who has a soft heart for his Vasilisa, has more than enough power and beauty. However, when in the midst of the competition the ancient evil awakens and the very existence of the wizarding
Elena Yakovleva is legendary Baba Yaga in the movie
world is in jeopardy, Ivan has to unite with both old friends and new enemies. They have to go on a long journey, beyond the boundaries of the known world, to discover the origins of evil, find a way to defeat enemies and learn how to restore peace to Belogorye.

Friday, December 6, 2019

NEW EPIC SERIES THE FOUNDATION WITH LEE PACE AND AIDAN TURNER'S LEONARDO DA VINCI GET NEW CASTING ADDITIONS!

      'THE FOUNDATION' SF SERIES
CASTS MORE GALACTIC CITIZENS
Casting updates on two of the upcoming epic series: Apple's television series adaptation of Isaac Asimov's science fiction classic THE
Laura Birn will be Emperor's enigmatic aide
FOUNDATION has some new names in the cast that already has Lee Pace as the lead! Produced by David S. Goyer, the ten episode epic saga revolves around a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it. Lee Pace was already announced as Brother Day, the Emperor of the Galaxy, with Jared Harris as Hari Seldon, a mathematical genius who predicts the demise of the empire, and now they are joined by Lou Llobell (as Gaal, a mathematical genius from a repressed rural planet), Leah Harvey (as Salvor, the protective and intuitive warden of a remote outer planet), Laura Birn (as Demerzel the enigmatic aide to the Emperor of the Galaxy), Terrence Mann (as Brother
Cassian Bilton will be the imperial heir to the Galaxy
Dusk, the eldest living member of the ruling family) and dashing Cassian Bilton (as Brother Dawn, the youngest living member of the ruling family and next in line to be Brother Day).

      'LEONARDO DA VINCI' SERIES
COMPLETES ITS LEAD CAST
Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Television has joined Frank Spotnitz's new TV series on LEONARDO Da Vinci, the eight part story which takes
Matilda de Angelis has joined the cast of Leonardo
a fresh look at the life and legacy of the iconic artist, positing that he was a gay outsider who used his work as a way of hiding his true self. Every episode will explore one of his artworks for hidden clues about a tortured artist struggling for perfection. With Aidan Turner as Leonardo, I've already informed you that Freddie Highmore will play Stefano Giraldi, a fictional police detective who frames the narrative, investigating da Vinci as the suspect in a murder case and digging into his past. Now, the two of them are joined by Matilda de Angelis, who will star as Caterina da Cremona and famous Giancarlo Giannini in the role of Andrea del Verrocchio. The series will air on RAI in Italy, France Televisions and ZDF in Germany.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

DAVID TENNANT TO LEAD AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS NEW TV SERIES ADAPTATION! STARZ ORDERS EPIC TV SAGA BECOMING ELIZABETH ON YOUNG QUEEN ELIZABETH I

      DAVID TENNANT TO LEAD
NEW AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS TV SERIES ADAPTATION
Another day, another new period set drama for us, and we ain't complaining! David Tennant has just scored the lead role in the eight part
David Tennant will lead the series
TV series adaptation of famous AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS novel by Jules Verne to be produced by Slim Film +  Television.
      He will play famous explorer Phileas Fogg! In the book, following an outrageous bet, Fogg and his valet, Passepartout (played by black rising French actor Ibrahim Koma in the clear case of blackwashing) take on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days, swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix (played by The Crown’s Leonie Benesch) who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story.
 The series will start shooting next February with airing time set for the end of 2020. The Durrells director Steve Barron is helming the project. The series will air on France Télévisions, Germany’s ZDF, British BBC and Italy’s RAI!

      'BECOMING ELIZABETH'
STARZ ORDERS SERIES ON THE TEENAGE ELIZABETH TUDOR
Meanwhile, after they finish their borderline unwatchable Spanish Princess series, STARZ is staying at the Tudor court because they are planning a new epic saga on queen Elizabeth but when she was still young.
The series will be shot in eight hourlong episodes!
Eight part saga BECOMING ELIZABETH, written not surprisingly only by women, centres on the young Elizabeth Tudor, an orphaned teenager who becomes embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court on her journey to secure the crown.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

AMAZON PRIME SETS CAST FOR ULTRA LAVISH MEDIEVAL SPANISH TV SERIES EL CID WITH JAIME LORENTE IN THE LEAD ROLE OF THE 11TH CENTURY WARRIOR

      'EL CID' EPIC TV SERIES
TO BE LED BY JAIME LORENTE
Jaime Lorente scored the lead role in El Cid
A set of more than 43,000 square feet, natural settings, hundreds of extras, special effects, eight screen writers and a team of more than 200 professionals and 11,000 people involved, yep, that definitely sounds like one major project: Amazon's new Spanish language epic series EL CID is, as Variety reports, one of the most ambitious original Amazon productions to date in all of Europe and the largest historical series ever shot in Castilian Spanish. And now they've also set the cast for the unique project of extremely lavish scope: popular Spanish actor Jaime Lorente will take the lead role of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar in a series inspired by the legendary medieval war hero, whose deeds inspired one of the most important of medieval Spanish epic poems, El Cantar de Mio Cid.  Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar is a fascinating figure, a true hero whose exploits have been
Alvaro Rico, Daniel Tatay and Francisco Ortiz
perpetuated over the centuries and who has been played by Charlton Heston in the famous classic Hollywood movie. He lived in times when the struggles for power and the coexistence of cultures turned the Iberian Peninsula into a border between two worlds in conflict. This one will be directed by Adolfo
Jaime Olias, Nicolas Illoro and Amr Waked
Martínez with two-time Oscar winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) writing the original music. The series is already shooting in Soria and will continue in Burgos and Aragon, where the Sultanate of Zaragoza will be recreated. Amazon Prime will air the series in more than 200 countries around the world.

      Who Is In The Cast? 
Jaime Lorente will play Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, accompanied by José Luis García Pérez in the role of King Fernando I the Great, Elia Galera as Queen Sancha la Bella, Carlos Bardem as the Count of León and
Jose Luis Garcia, Carlos Bardem and Gines Garcia Milan
Juan Echanove in the role of bishop. Alicia Sanz joins the team as the Infanta Urraca, Francisco Ortiz will be Sancho the Strong, Jaime Olías will play Alfonso VI, Lucía Guerrero is Jimena, Lucía Díez will be the Infanta Elvira, Nicolás Illoro is King García, Juan Fernández is Rodrigo,
Alicia Sanz, Zohar Liba and Elia Galera
the El Cid's grandfather, Pablo Álvarez will be Orduño, Ginés García Millán will be King Ramiro de Navarra, Daniel Tatay is Beltrán the son of Ramiro, David Castillo is the squire Lisardo and Álvaro Rico is Nuño. The cast is completed by Amr Waked, who plays the Sultan of Zaragoza Al-Muqtadir and Zohar Liba as Abu Bakr.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

BBC RELEASES FIRST PHOTOS FROM VIKRAM SETH'S TV ADAPTATION A SUITABLE BOY PERIOD SET SAGA WITH AN ALL INDIAN CAST!

      'A SUITABLE BOY'
 BBC RELEASES FIRST PHOTOS
While their latest drama World of the Worlds, which just ended last night, has been proclaimed ghastly boring by the UK audience, BBC has revealed today first photos from their new all Indian series A SUITABLE
Maan (Ishaan Khatter) and Saeeda Bai (Tabu)
BOY an adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel. The six part series tells the story of spirited university student Lata (Tanya Maniktala); coming of age in North India in 1951 at the same time as the country is carving out its own
Lata (Tanya Maniktala) and Mrs Rupa Mehra (Mahira Kakkar)
identity as an independent nation and is about to go to the polls for its first democratic general election. It is a vast, panoramic tale charting the fortunes of four large families and exploring India and its rich and varied culture at a crucial point in its history.

Monday, December 2, 2019

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON EPIC TV SERIES MEDICI THE MAGNIFICENT FINAL SEASON WITH DANIEL SHARMAN, TOBI REGBO, ROSE WILLIAMS, SARAH PARISH

      'MEDICI THE MAGNIFICENT'
THE FINAL SEASON OF THE EPIC SERIES STARTS NEXT WEEK
Netflix will air the series around the world
Medici: The Magnificent was definitely a far cry from the marvellous first season Medici: Masters of Florence, having none of its great cast and masterful storytelling, as its lead star Daniel Sharman showed a rather shocking lack of acting chops, charisma and any kind of expression or even screen presence, and given that Italian National Broadcaster has decided to air all episodes of the final third season MEDICI THE MAGNIFICENT: FINAL SEASON aka The Beauty and the Power (titled in Italy Medici: Nel Nome della famiglia) in just two weeks to be quicker done
Lorenzo's and his wife now have tons of kids and it seems his treacherous sister is back after betraying the family and getting her own brother killed
with it, it seems the last season won't be much better either. We will, of course, still give it a go. First four episodes will air Monday and Tuesday December
The final season starts tomorrow in Italy
2nd and 3rd on RAI and then the last four on December 9th and 10th. Netflix will air the eight episodes at the beginning of 2020 in the rest of the world as their original series!

  Who Is In The Family?  
Beside Sharman's Lorenzo Medici with a much longer hair and older looks (he is supposed to be over 40 in the final season), who is now the undisputed ruler of Florence, we will also see Sanditon's Rose Williams who is joining the season in the role of Caterina Sforza Riario, a historical figure known as the Renaissance lioness whose defiance and ruthlessness have made
Ray Stevenson, left, plays King Ferrante in the series
her a tyrant. She was a daughter of the Duke of Milan and the wife of Girolamo Riario (Jack Roth), Pope Sixtus IV's nephew. Reign's and Last Kingdom's
Daniel Sharman returns in the lead role of Lorenzo Medici
Tobi Regbo is also joining the cast as painter and architect Peruzzi.  Synnøve Karlsen, who was rather unimpressive and unnoticeable in the previous season, returns as Lorenzo's flimsy wife, Sarah Parish as his
Sinnove Karlsen returns as Lorenzo's helpless and weak wife
mother, with new cast additions being Francesco Montanari, John Lynch, Johnny Harris, Callum Blake, Aurora Ruffino! Sebastian De Souza returns as the famous painter.

Medici: The Power And The Beauty
has the story set after the terrible Pazzi Conspiracy in which Giuliano Medici (Bradley James) lost his life. Lorenzo is tormented by the desire for revenge against Pope Sixtus IV (Raoul Bova), who authorized that bloody attack, and
Alessandra Mastronardi returns as Lorenzo's shameless mistress
towards Count Riario, the last survivor among the conspirators. His beloved wife Clarice (Synnove Karlsen) tries to convince him to find peace with a compromise that would save both his soul and the city. He does not see much
John Lynch joins the cast as Pope Sixtus
hope even after the discovery that Giuliano left a son, Giulio, who is welcomed into the family. Lorenzo is determined to save his family and Florence even at the price of losing his soul. As the bank's situation becomes increasingly
Francesco Montanari is Lorenzo's new enemy Savonarola
unstable, politics pushes Lorenzo to give up the ideals of the past and his relationship with his wife Clarice also suffers, especially after he meets
Rose Williams joins as Lorenzo's new lover Caterina Sforza Riario
beautiful lady Sforza. He also continues to finance the world of art, meeting the great artists such as Leonardo and Michelangelo. In affirming his ever-
Toby Regbo is architect Peruzzi, Lorenzo's friend
increasing power, however, Lorenzo clashes with an unexpected enemy, the Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola (Francesco Montanari), who inflames the people of Florence with his sermons against the tyranny of the Medici. 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

FIRST LOOK ON BARKSKINS 17TH CENTURY NEW FRANCE SET EPIC TV SERIES WITH DAVID THEWLIS, CHRISTIAN COOKE, ANEURIN BARNARD, MARCIA GAY HARDEN

  'BARKSKINS' EPIC TV SERIES
FIRST BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK
The only thing I have for you today is the clip which offers the first look at Nat Geo's new historical series BARKSKINS. It is a behind the scenes look of the small screen adaptation of Annie Proulx's historical novel. With
David Thewlis leads the cast of the 11 part historical series
the cast including David Thewlis, Christian Cooke, Aneurin Barnard and Marcia Gay Harden, the series follows a disparate group of outcasts navigating the brutal hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization in 1600s New France, where the war to escape
Aneurin Barnard will wear extravagant costumes in the new saga
their past and remake themselves is cast against the vast and unforgiving wilds of North America. Stay tuned for more pics and a possible trailer this winter and don't forge to tune in tomorrow for an especially lavish spotlight on an upcoming epic series!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

SAM REID JOINS LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON 19TH CENTURY AUSTRALIAN WESTERN! BLAKE RITSON JOINS JULIAN FELLOWES' GILDED AGE PERIOD SET TV SAGA

  SAM REID TO LEAD
LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON
Sam Reid will play one of the lead roles
Two of our beloved boys from epic shows today, starting with dearest Sam Reid, who after his mind blowingly outstanding roles in Australian series Lambs of God and Bloom this year, will star in THE DROVER'S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON based on Henry Lawson's classic short story. Set in 1893, the plot follows Leah Purcell as the heavily pregnant Molly Johnson who, with her children, struggles to survive hunger and the wild elements. She forms a bond with Yadaka, a runaway Aboriginal who helps her with the birth and burial of her stillborn baby. When Sergeant Nate Clintoff (Sam Reid) learns that Molly’s drover husband is missing he sends his assistant Trooper Leslie (Benedict Hardie) to investigate, triggering a chain of brutal events. Rob Collins, Harry Greenwood and Jessica de Gouw also star.

 'THE GILDED AGE'
INVITES BLAKE RITSON INTO THE 19TH CENTURY NEW YORK
HBO's and Julian Fellowes' new period set series on the rich people of New York in the 1880's THE GILDED AGE has just added Blake Ritson to the cast which already includes Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon,
Da Vinci's Demons' star Blake Ritson joins Gilded Age
Amanda Peet, Taissa Farmiga, Simon Jones and Morgan Spector.
Set in the time of the rise of disparity between old money and new, the story begins in 1882 – introducing young Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson), the orphaned daughter of a Southern general, who moves into the home of her rigidly conventional aunts in New York City. Marian gets caught up in the dazzling lives of her stupendously rich neighbours, led by a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife struggling for acceptance by the Astor and Vanderbilt set. Will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path in this exciting new world that is on the brink of transformation into the modern age? Ritson will play Christine Baranski's son, who is obsessed with money while on the lookout for a serious heiress who will allow him to live, as he would put it, properly. Smart, attractive, poised, charming and mischievous, he enjoys witty banter.

Friday, November 29, 2019

1ST TRAILER FOR 19TH CENTURY DRAMA TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG WITH GEORGE MACKAY, NICHOLAS HOULT, CHARLIE HUNNAM, ESSIE DAVIS, RUSSELL CROWE, JACOB COLLINS LEVY

  TRUE HISTORY OF KELLY GANG
TRAILER WITH A STELLAR CAST
I don't usually cover gangster movies, especially not one as disgustingly violent as this one, but I'm showing you the first trailer and poster for TRUE
The movie hits cinemas next January
HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG for two reasons: a) it has the most amazing cast of Australia's best, b) it comes from Down Under, particularly Stan who gave us Bloom series last year. A big screen adaptation of Peter Carey's novel, the movie, starring George MacKay, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, Charlie Hunnam, Russell Crowe, Jacob Collins Levy, Sean Keenan, brings the highly fictionalised story of Australian bush ranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s. To this day, Kelly continues to cause division in opinions: some celebrate him as Australia's equivalent of Robin Hood, while majority
The cast features the very best of Australian actors!
rightfully regards him as a murderous villain undeserving of his folk hero status! He was, however, the last expression of the lawless frontier in what was becoming a highly organised society. Justin Kurzel directs the movie out next January in Australia and Russia, and from February in the rest of Europe.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

CHARACTER POSTERS FOR NETFLIX SF SERIES LOST IN SPACE SEASON 2 WITH TOBY STEPHENS, MOLLY PARKER!

 'LOST IN SPACE' SEASON 2
CHARACTER POSTERS REVEALED
Toby Stephens leads the cast of the series
The only thing I have to offer you before I send you off to your Thanksgiving celebrations tomorrow are glitzy new character posters for LOST IN SPACE science fiction series season two which starts streaming over at Netflix on Christmas Eve, December 24th! The reboot of the 1960's popular sf show follows a small colonist family that crash lands on a remote world after the spacecraft they were travelling in is attacked by alien robots. After a crash landing on the foreign but habitable world, they learn to survive the hostile environment and
Molly Parker plays the mother of the family
find their way back to their mothership.

In Season Two 
there’s more danger — and adventure — ahead for the Robinson family! With the Jupiter 2 stranded on a mysterious ocean planet without their beloved Robot, the Robinsons must work together, alongside the mischievous and manipulative Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) and the always charming Don West (Ignacio Serricchio), to make it back to the Resolute and reunite with the other colonists. But they quickly find all is not as it seems. A series of incredible new threats and unexpected
Season two hits Netflix December 24th!
discoveries emerge as they look for the key to finding Robot and safe passage to Alpha Centauri. They will stop at nothing to keep their family safe... survival is a Robinson specialty after all.

Who's Aboard the Mission?
If you watched the first season you know that the whole Robinson family survived it led by their parents Maureen and John, played by Molly Parker and Toby Stephens who return to their roles. Their kids Judy, Will and
The second season will also have ten episodes like the first one
Penny will again be played by Taylor Russell, Maxwell Jenkins and Mina Sundwall! JJ Feild joins the cast as Ben Adler chief of advances systems and artificial intelligence! New characters also include Ava (the supervisor of
The second season will be larger in scale than the first one as seen in the trailer
the mechanics, firm, hardworking, and serious, she shuts down Don's nonsense but respects his skill) and  Commander Jiang, the Captain of the Resolute, who is described as capable, stalwart, and unsentimental.