Saturday, November 7, 2020

CATE BLANCHETT, RALPH FIENNES, JOE ALWYN, ROONEY MARA TO LEAD BBC'S BRIDESHEAD REVISITED REMAKE TV SERIES! STEPHEN FREARS, STEVE COOGAN TO SEARCH FOR RICHARD III IN THE LAST KING

 BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
PUTS CATE BLANCHETT AND RALPH FIENNES IN A CASTLE
Although she did star in a number of TV series now, I don't think we've ever seen Cate Blanchett on BBC before, but there is first time for
Blanchett will be pious Lady Marchmain
everything: she and Ralph Fiennes will lead the cast of BRIDESHEAD REVISITED mini series, but, sadly, the lead will go to Andrew Garfield (what a wildly dull casting choice). The adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel will be directed by Call Me By Your Name's Luca Guadagnino for Mammoth Screen. As Daily Mail reveals, it tells the story of Ryder (Garfield) and his friendship with aristocratic family, the Flytes (Fiennes and Blanchett), who live in the palatial Brideshead Castle. Ryder has relationships with two of the Flytes: Sebastian (to be played by Joe Alwyn), who he befriends at Oxford University, and Julia (Rooney Mara), as the 1945 book explores themes of
Fiennes will be Lord Marchmain, Alwyn his son Sebastian
aristocratic nostalgia, Catholicism, and homosexuality. HBO will air the series in USA, apparently. The producers are currently casting other roles as well so that the shooting could start next spring in United Kingdom and also in Venice.

 THE LOST KING MOVIE 
TO SEARCH FOR RICHARD III
Speaking of Brits, Stephen Frears is set to direct Steve Coogan (again after Philomena) in British comedy movie THE LOST KING which Coogan also wrote inspired by the remarkable 2012 true story of finding Brit monarch King Richard III’s remains under a Leicester car park. As Deadline reports, Coogan will co-star in the Pathe's film as the husband of Philippa
The search is on for the lead actress in the movie
  Langley, the woman who undertook the search for King Richard’s remains, which had been lost for more than 500 years. The movie will put a spotlight on Langley, whose obsessive search was derided by many. In 2012, she led the charge to exhume Richard’s skeleton, which she believed to be under a car park in the UK city of Leicester. In the global media circus that followed the discovery, Langley’s role was often overlooked.

4 comments:

  1. How cool is the second one!! This is true? Did they exhume the body and confirm that it was his? We recently heard of a similar story with Roger Williams while in Providence. We visited where they believed to have moved his ashes, but the story was very interesting.

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    1. Roger Williams is the man that founded Rhode Island. Well, he was gifted Rhode Island from the Native Americans since he advocated for them. He believed that land could only be bought or given, not just taken away. When he was supposed to hung for his scandalous propaganda in the UK, the Native Americans gave Roger Williams the entire state of RI as refuge. He was a modest man. No one knows what he looked like or where he was buried. After years of searching, they believed to have found his gravesite below an apple tree. They relocated the soil to a park to commemorate him. It's actually a very interesting story!

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    2. Never heard of him :) Seems like an unusually kind settler. Kind people don't last long, sadly....

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