JACK O'CONNELL JOINS
COLIN FARRELL IN NORTH WATER EPIC TV SERIES AT BBC 2
British BBC has revealed today the lead star for their new Arctic set 19th century epic TV saga THE NORTH WATER: Jack O'Connell has joined
Colin Farrell in the cast. The series will have four episodes (with a 90 minute opening one) with the story based on the critically acclaimed novel from Ian McGuire!
|Jack O'Connell starts shooting this Autumn|
THE NORTH WATER, set in the UK and the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, tells the story of Patrick Sumner (Jack O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. On board he meets Henry Drax (Colin Farrell), the harpooner, a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past,
Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous
psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle
for survival in the Arctic wasteland.
|Colin Farrell will play the psychopathic villain in the new series|
'EIGHT FOR SILVER'
VICTORIAN HORROR FINDS CAST
|Boyd Holbrook leads the new Victorian horror|
Speaking of period set horrors, there's another one, but in a movie form: Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly and Alistair Petrie will lead Victorian horror movie EIGHT FOR SILVER
which, set in the 19th century countryside of France, follows John McBride (Boyd Holbrook), a pathologist assigned to determine if the body of a 14 year old boy found in the woods is the work of a man or a beast. McBride is then welcomed as a guest into the family home of a local wealthy landowner, Seamus Laurent (Alistair Petrie), and his wife Isabelle (Kelly Reilly), who share that their own son, a friend of the victim, has been missing for two weeks. Distraught and determined to keep her daughter safe, Isabelle finds
|Kelly Reilly will take the female lead in the Victorian movie|
comfort in the arrival of John while he is forced to confront the horrors of his own dark past. Sean Ellis is directing.