Saturday, May 22, 2021

GUILLAUME ARNAULT TO LEAD NEW FRENCH 19TH CENTURY TV SERIES AND THE MOUNTAIN WILL BLOOM! EDOARDO PONTI TO DIRECT ELIZABETH STREET PERIOD SET TV SERIES ADAPTATION

AND THE MOUNTAIN WILL BLOOM
NEW PERIOD SET FRENCH SERIES
Guillaume Arnault will take the lead role
While we are waiting for new period set French series Germinal and Diane de Poitiers to arrive to the small screens later this year, another one has just started shooting down at the beautiful French Riviera. AND THE MOUNTAIN WILL BLOOM (original title Et la montagne fleurira) will be a six part series produced by Storia Television in a collaboration with French public broadcaster France Television. Eleonore Faucher will direct the series that she also wrote and that will star Guillaume Arnault, Claire Duburcq, Philippe Torreton, Constance Dollé, Hélène de Fougerolles, Ophelia Kolb, Julien Boisselier, Chloé Astor, Anne Brochet, Catherine Allégret, Rio Vega, Eva Danino, David Kammenos and Michel Jonasz. 
THE STORY OF THE NEW SERIES
Based on Françoise Bourdon’s novel “Le Mas des Tilleuls,” the series is a six episode family saga set in 1837 in Provence and follows a man, Jean Baptiste (Guillaume Arnault), who was banned from this childhood home
Phillipe Torreton, Julien Boisselier, David Kammenos will also star
by his father after being wrongfully accused of having abused his step mother, Seraphine (Hélène de Fougerolles). Jean Baptiste runs away to live with his aunt and eventually become a merchant of rare flowers and finds love with
Constance Dolle and Helene de Fougerolles will also star
Lila. But his happiness is crushed when a revolt spreads across Provence, forcing him to reclaim rights over his family property and confronts wounds from his childhood.

 ELIZABETH STREET TV SERIES 
COMING FROM EDOARDO PONTI
Meanwhile, their Italian neighbour Edoardo Ponti (Sophia Lauren's son) will direct a TV series adaptation of Laurie Fabiano's 2010 historical
Elizabeth Street will become a TV series
bestseller ELIZABETH STREET for Sony Television. Following Fabiano's great grandmother's epic struggles, the series is set in New York’s Little Italy at the dawn of the 20th century. It follows Giovanna Pontillo, an Italian immigrant reeling in the wake of personal tragedy. Arriving in America, her survival and success on the streets of Old New York soon draws the unwanted attention of the notorious Black Hand, the earliest form of the Italian-American Mafia. As the stakes grow higher, Giovanna desperately fights to save what is important above all else – family. Fabiano said it took her twenty years to extract the story from her grandmother and ten more to write it.

16 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

Not sure either one would be something for me.

Jax said...

I legit just started a new book yesterday.. but Elizabeth Street is going to be my next read. This eerily sounds like several different stories of my own family. Both my parents could write similar books.

DEZMOND said...

Sad to hear it.

DEZMOND said...

I thought you'd be interested. Her granny was apparently abducted by the Black Hand when she was like four or six years old and did not want to talk about it much.

Jax said...

I already bought it and it's my Audible queue to be listened to next. Now I regret staring my other read since the beginning of the book is slow moving.

DEZMOND said...

We do ever so hate slow books.

Angie's Recipes said...

I will watch that French family saga, which has a quite interesting storyline.

Theresa Mahoney said...

They both sounds like something I could get lost in. Sign me up! And how French is the name Jean Baptiste? French names always sound so posh.

DEZMOND said...

And plus the lead is ever so cute!

DEZMOND said...

And inpronunciable LOL Just try to pronounce the surname of that actress that plays the stepmommy!

Hot guys said...

I'm pretty much only into Hollywood movies and TV shows (maybe some indie but still usually US-produced) so, I'm not familar with any of the names/faces in here. 😏🤷‍♂️

DEZMOND said...

None of these above is internationally famous, so this is the first time I am hearing about them as well. I think you are missing out on a lot as European and International shows and films are usually much more open minded than American or UK ones.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I think Serephine is a gorgeous name, but holy hell I need to hear Fougerolles pronounced. I'd surely butcher it with my broken French!

DEZMOND said...

I bet 'lles' at the end isn't even pronounced, lol. They are very dramatic with their writing, they make it long and majestic and then just gasp the word in two sounds.

Jax said...

Yea, but this motivated me to speed it up. I showed my grandfather your site yesterday with this book. He told me that if I write a review of this book, he'll print that review in his monthly Italian Club newsletter. LMAO #goals

DEZMOND said...

Oooh, you could become famous among the Italian crowd LOL