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
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
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.
|Blanchett will be pious Lady Marchmain|
|Fiennes will be Lord Marchmain, Alwyn his son Sebastian|
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
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.
|The search is on for the lead actress in the movie|