THE KING AND I GETTING
A NEW MOVIE ADAPTATION
The many times adapted story of Anna Leonowens who sets sail from England for Bangkok, the capital of Siam, to take the position of schoolteacher for the royal court of the King of Siam, will be made into a movie by
Paramount. The scary thing is that the producers plan " to reimagine this classic story with a contemporary perspective that explores diversity and the contrasting worldviews of the characters by drawing from real history and the musical." God help us all!
|The 1956 original movie was famous for Deborah Kerr's ballgowns|
NEW BALZAC ADAPTATION
Speaking of period set dramas, check out the first photo from new French movie LOST ILLUSIONS an adaptation of Honoré de Balzac's novel
"Les illusions perdues" or Human Comedy. Directed and written by Xavier Gianolli, it sees Benjamin Voisin playing Lucien de Rubempré, a young, lower class poet, who is madly in love with the baroness Louise de Bargeton. The risk of scandal forces them to flee to Paris where they hope to live and love freely. Lucien soon finds rejection and loses the baroness’s support. He finds himself alone, penniless, hungry, and humiliated until the day he seeks revenge by writing controversial – yet banal – articles. Inside the Paris he so coveted, he finds a cynical world where everything – and everyone – can be bought and sold. Can he find his way and remain faithful to his hopes and
dreams? Gerard Depardieu, Cecile de France and Xavier Dolan also star in the film scheduled for October 21st release.
|The movie is coming this October|
|First photo from the new movie adaptation of Lost Illusions|