Sunday, January 31, 2021

PERIOD SET GENRE NEWS: JOEL FRY JOINS SARAH SNOOK IN JANE AUSTEN'S PERSUASION ADAPTATION! SAMARA WEAVING TO LEAD LIZ PATTERSON BONAPARTE BIOPIC ON NAPOLEON'S SISTER IN LAW

  JANE AUSTEN'S PERSUASION 
MAKES JOEL FRY A CAPTAIN
Last year your spy informed you that Jane Austen's 1818 popular novel PERSUASION is being made into a movie adapted by Jessica Swale and that Sarah Snook will be playing the lead role, and now Joel Fry has been
Joel Fry will take the male lead in Persuasion
cast as the male lead according to Hollywood Reporter.
  PERSUASION
 a romance of second chances, tells the story of Anne Elliot (Sarah Snook) who, many years after refusing the proposal of young naval officer Frederick Wentworth (Joel Fry), finds herself navigating the waters of English society when Wentworth returns from war a wealthy and decorated captain. As Anne ponders missed opportunities, she must consider her own regrets and unwavering, possibly unrequited love. Beside appearing in Game of Thrones, Joel is also starring in Emma Stone's Cruella which is going straight to  Disney + streamer.

 SAMARA WEAVING TO LEAD 
LIZ PATTERSON BONAPARTE FILM
Speaking of period set movies, Variety reported this week that Samara Weaving (she's Hugo's niece) will lead LIZ a biopic about one of America’s forgotten founding mothers Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte. To be
Samara starred in Picnic at Hanging Rock
directed by Adam Leon, the movie tells the story of the country’s first modern socialite. Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, a daughter of  an 18th century Baltimore merchant, gained prominence as the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte’s youngest brother, Jerome, and revolutionized America’s social scene in the time of Jefferson’s presidency. Elizabeth, who has been called one of America’s first international celebrities, was known for her fashion, wit and independence. After marrying Jerome when she was 17, Liz quickly became known for her risqué taste in fashion, starting with her wedding dress (from a see-through muslin). Jerome did not fulfill Napoleon's order to leave his wife and return to France. When they finally went to his coronation, Liz was not allowed to set foot in
Both Liz and Jerome were underaged when they got married
France by Napoleon's order. Although she gave him a son, Jerome later on annulled their marriage and married a German princess, and Liz returned to America where she kept flaunting her royal connection. After the Battle of Waterloo, she returned to Europe, where she reportedly was well received in the most exclusive circles and much admired for her beauty and wit.

12 comments:

  1. I like the sound of the Napoleon film.

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    1. Could be fun, we haven't heard of that story before.

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  2. Liz sounds like a very strong young lady...the film could be really interesting.

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    1. I agree, very interested to see it once they produce it.

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  3. Oh, I've watched Samara in The Babysitter & maybe somewhere else, too. She was alright. 🙂

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    1. Australian actors are always the best and also the hottest :)

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  4. I'm all in with Persuasion only because you know how much I love a good Jane Austen novel.

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  5. I think the Bonaparte film sounds good. Liz was the original Paris Hilton it seems.

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    1. And she also, I assume, had one night in Paris like Paris LOL Oh. I'm ever so naughty.... I swear it will kill me one day... Hopefully in a very sinful way...

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