Thursday, June 25, 2020

WILLIAM DALRYMPLE'S EPIC SAGA THE ANARCHY ON THE RISE OF EAST INDIA COMPANY TO BECOME HISTORICAL TV SERIES! ANEURIN BARNARD JOINS ALEX PETTYFER ON A TRIP TO CAMBODIA IN HUNTERS IN THE DARK

   'THE ANARCHY' SERIES
ON EVIL EAST INDIA COMPANY
While we wait for A Suitable Boy, Singapore Grip, Black Narcissus and Far Pavilions, the work on another exotic series has been announced yesterday:Siddharth Roy Kapur, the president of the Producers Guild of
Anarchy will be turned into epic TV saga
India, has bought TV rights to THE ANARCHY: The Relentless Rise Of The East India Company,  epic novel by William Dalrymple! Spanning more than 200 years, the 2019 best seller describes how the infamous East India Company rose to prominence against the decline and fall of the storied Mughal Empire. It provides a remarkable account of how a provincial trading start-up, run by thirty people from an office only five windows wide in a nondescript London building, became rulers of an entire sub-continent; in the process establishing the richest and most powerful empire in the history of the world. Kapur is currently in the process of finding a mix of Western and Indian writers for the series.

   'HUNTERS IN THE DARK'
SENDS ALEX PETTYFER AND ANEURIN BARNARD TO CAMBODIA
Aneurin Barnard has join the cast
Speaking of exotic settings, Deadline reports that Aneurin Barnard will join Alex Pettyfer in Cambodia set HUNTERS IN THE DARK movie which is being offered to buyers at this week's Cannes virtual market (new Three Musketeers movie pitch is also in offer there). Elodie Yung will also star in the film which tells the story of 28 year old English school teacher Robert Grieve (Pettyfer), who unexpectedly wins a bag full of cash. Adrift in Cambodia and eager for a way out of his life of quiet desperation, he decides to take a journey deeper into the wilder aspects of the country, coming up against a scheming American, a
Alex Pettyfer is set to take the lead role in the film
crooked police officer and a darker side of Cambodia. Director Simon Evans has also hired famous cinematographer Christopher Doyle to work with him on the movie.

14 comments:

  1. Cambodia is an unique setting for a movie! I don't know of many movies that have been filmed there.

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  2. If he's playing one of the bad guys, consider me turned to the dark side!!!

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  3. Can't wait to watch the film H'unters in the dark ', curious about the acting of Alex :)

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    1. I liked him in most of his roles so far.

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  4. Both of those sound like they'll be interesting.

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  5. Why is it cash seems to always bring out the dark side of things?

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  6. Alex Pettyfer is still gettin casted? Wow, didn't know that. 🤷‍♂️ I remember him from that Vanessa Hudgens movie, Beastly.

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    1. He has quite a few new roles in store, methinks. With those looks he is very usable in movies.

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