THE VIRTUOSO MOVIE THRILLER
ANSON MOUNT IS KILLING FOR ANTHONY HOPKINS
While we are waiting for his new Star Trek series, Anson Mount has finished THE VIRTUOSO movie which also stars Anthony Hopkins and Abbie Cornish.
Lionsgate will release the film later this summer. Hopkins stars as The Mentor, the head of a sophisticated group of highly skilled assassins. And at the top of them all is a hitman (Mount) who is the very best at what he does – not merely a professional, but a true artist, a virtuoso. Tortured by a past job gone wrong, and to satisfy an outstanding debt to The Mentor, The Virtuoso accepts a new assignment – but he’s given no name or photo, only a code word and the information that his target will be in a rustic diner in a dying town. With several possible targets, including a deputy sheriff, an encounter with a local woman (Cornish) threatens to derail his mission and endanger his life.
|Anson Mount is taking the lead role|
CITY OF MARVELS TV SERIES
FROM EL CID CREATORS
As Variety reports, the creators of Amazon Prime's El Cid epic TV series are planning to turn Eduardo Mendoza's acclaimed novel CITY OF
MARVELS (La Ciudad de los Prodigios) into a six part mini series. Published in 1986 and translated into 14 languages, the book chronicles the protagonist Onofre Bouvila’s journey from small-time hustler to one of the richest people in Spain. The multi-generational story is set against the backdrop of Barcelona’s social and cultural evolution at the turn of the 20th century, as the city shook off its medieval past and reinvented itself as a vibrant modern metropolis. The rise of Barcelona as a mercantile power between the two World Fairs that it hosted in 1888 and 1929 was extraordinary and serves as the perfect backcloth for this story of political intrigue, corruption, murder and romance in the way that will resonate with audiences around the world.
|Oliver Martinez starred in the previous adaptation|