Sunday, June 13, 2021

BEN LAWSON, LOGAN SHROYER TO LEAD CW'S PERIOD SET TV MOVIE REMAKE WALTONS: HOMECOMING! WILL POULTER, HUGH LAURIE TO LEAD AGATHA CHRISTIE SERIES WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK EVANS AT BRITBOX

  THE WALTONS: HOMECOMING  
CASTS BEN LAWSON AS LEAD
I am guessing that the TV film CW is preparing will air during holidays marking the 50th anniversary of the original classic: Ben Lawson
Ben Lawson will be the father of the family
will play the patriarch of the family John Walton! THE WALTONS: HOME COMING is set in the 1933 Depression Era and told through the eyes of John Boy (Logan Shroyer), the 17 year old eldest child of John and Olivia Walton (Bellamy Young). His mother expects John Boy to help her raise his sisters and brothers, and his father expects him to follow in his footsteps to help support the family, but secretly, John Boy wants to be a writer. Times are hard enough in 1933, but to make matters worse, it looked to be the Waltons’ first Christmas without John Sr. When Olivia receives a letter that John Sr. is planning to make it home for Christmas after all, the family is thrilled and races to prepare for his homecoming. But when a storm threatens his arrival on Christmas Eve, and John Sr. is nowhere to be found, Olivia sends John Boy out into the night
Logan Shroyer will lead the new movie at CW as John Boy
to find his daddy – a journey that will change John Boy’s life forever. Richard Thomas, who originally played John Boy Walton in The Waltons series, will be “The Narrator.”

  WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK EVANS?  
AGATHA CHRISTIE ADAPTATION SETS MAIN CAST AT BRITBOX
Speaking of the 30s, Britbox has set cast for their three part adaptation of Agatha Christie's murder mystery WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK EVANS? Directed by Hugh Laurie, it will see Will Poulter playing
Alistair Petrie will play Bobby's father
Vicar’s son, Bobby Jones, who, together with his whip smart friend, socialite Lady Frances “Frankie” Derwent (Lucy Boynton) goes on a crime solving adventure after they discover the crumpled body of a dying man who, with his last breath, gasps the cryptic question of the title. Armed only with a photograph of a beautiful young woman found in the dead man’s pocket, these amateur detectives pursue, and are pursued by, the answer to the mystery. The cast also includes Maeve Dermody as Moira, the troubled wife of psychiatrist Dr. James Nicholson (Hugh Laurie) and Conleth Hill as Bobby’s genial mentor, Dr. Alwyn Thomas, who is at Bobby’s side when he discovers the body. Daniel Ings will star as Roger Bassington, the beguiling early target of the crime solving duo and Jonathan Jules as Ralph “Knocker” Beadon, a trusted shipmate of Bobby’s who finds himself conscripted into the
Will Poulter and Lucy Boulton will lead the cast
duo’s caper. Miles Jupp is Roger’s brother Henry, a wealthy Englishman with a secret burden; Amy Nuttall is Sylvia, his wife and castaway chatelaine of the family seat, Merroway Court; Alistair Petrie is Bobby’s father, Rev.
Hugh Laurie will also star in the series he is directing
Richard Jones, constantly fretting over the path his son has chosen. Paul Whitehouse is the landlord of a country inn; Morwenna Banks is Mrs. Cayman, the deceased man’s sister; and Joshua James is Frankie’s long-suffering ally, Dr. George Arbuthnot.

14 comments:

  1. I literally had to stop reading this and call my mother. She LOVES the Waltons. In fact, she has a pot that sits on her stove dedicated to the show. She calls it her Walton pot and it’s for decoration only.

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    1. She will be happy then to watch the remake, especially as the cast seems nice and CW will probably make it family friendly. I adore Ben Lawson so I'm happy for him.

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  2. I was a Waltons freak, I grew up with them. It's so exciting to know that new generations wuill know such beautiful family saga.

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    1. I've never heard of Waltons before, but I see it was very popular, hope they won't make it too woke and modern, it needs to stay old school.

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  3. You are truly a Hollywood spy, Deezy :-) Both series seem interesting and entertaining.

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    1. I do ever so try to spy! Ahead of the Cannes market we usually have an influx of news, but before that the period we had was dead as dodo.

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  4. My mom was obsessed with The Waltons. It wasn’t one I particularly loved, though I’d watch a few episodes here and there. I bet she’ll tune into this new one. I like it when original cast members come back and have a hand in remakes.

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  5. I liked Will Poulter in We're the Millers, hope we get a sequel. 💚

    Also thought I recognized Lucy Boynton (not Lucy Boulton), from a kinda hideous & annoying Netflix show The Politician. 🤷‍♂️

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    1. You should google Ben Lawson in image search, your eyes will thank you.

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    2. There is something down in Australian food that they eat...

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