Sunday, June 2, 2019

KEELEY HAWES, SAM RILEY, ANN DOWD JOIN ARMIE HAMMER IN NEW REBECCA AT NETFLIX! ANEURIN BARNARD JOINS CHRISTIAN COOKE, DAVID THEWLIS, MARCIA GAY HARDEN IN BARKSKINS 17TH CENTURY NEW FRANCE EPIC SERIES

  'REBECCA' AT NETFLIX
Keeley Hawes joins the cast of Rebecca
ADS KEELEY HAWES, SAM RILEY AND ANN DOWD
I've told you already that a new movie adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's REBECCA is being prepared and that Armie Hammer will lead the cast together with (sadly) Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas (both of whom are as charismatic and lively as a doornail), but now they have new cast additions in lovely Keeley Hawes from UK, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley and Ben Crompton. To start shooting as soon as next week over in France and United Kingdom, REBECCA, directed by Ben Wheatley, tells the story of a newly married young woman who, on arriving at her husband’s imposing family estate on a bleak English coast, finds herself battling the shadow of his dead first wife, the mysterious Rebecca, whose legacy continues to haunt the house.


  'BARKSKINS' EPIC SAGA ADS
ANEURIN BARNARD AND OTHERS
Aneurin Barnard is the new Barkskins cast member
Casting additions have also been made for National Geographic's new period set series BARKSKINS based on Annie Proulx book.  Aneurin Barnard, Thomas M. Wright and Tallulah Haddon have joined the series about a disparate group of outcasts who must navigate the brutal hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization, 1600s New France, where the war to escape their past and re-make themselves is cast against the vast and unforgiving wilds of North America.

IN BARK SKINS Aneurin Barnard will be Hamish Goames, a clean cut Hudson Bay Company man in search of his lost comrade and Thomas M. Wright will play Elisha Cooke, a cut throat English barrel maker, who has schemed his way into New France, set on growing the crown’s stake in the region. Tallulah
Thomas M. Wright is also in the cast
Haddon will play Melissande, a sharp tongued, ambitious Fille Du Roy, a real program where young French woman got to pick a husband to populate and settle the new land. They join already announced cast Marcia Gay Harden (as Mathilde, the innkeeper who knows everyone’s secrets and a burgeoning power player in town as she learns how to use them), David Thewlis (as Monsieur Claude Trepagny, a wealthy landowner with grand visions for New France), Christian Cooke (as Rene Sel, a strong willed, morally sound indentured servant, signed to Trepagny) and James Bloor (as Charles Duquet, a scrappy, industrious scoundrel, also signed to servitude under Trepagny).

6 comments:

  1. Good news about Rebecca.
    Such a fascinating tale of romance and mystery, innocence and evil!
    It's a fine classic that never loses its charm.

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    1. Yep, but I don't expect this new one will come anywhere near the famous big screen classic, sadly.

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  2. Can we also add Armie Hammer to the list of those with as much charisma as a door nail? If he didn't have looks, I don't think he would have made it this far in film.

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    1. He is not very expressive, indeed, Keeley is probably the only real actress in that cast,the rest of them have faces dead as Dodo!

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  3. Okay, clearly the series "Barkskins" is going to depart from the book, which does not have the characters Hamish Goames, Elisha Cooke or Melissande. And I know you want an update, Dezzy -- right now I'm 1/3 of the way through the book. Full Steam ahead!

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    1. Holy Smoke! I thought you finished it ages ago LOL

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