EVEREST EPIC MOVIE SENDS
EWAN MCGREGOR, MARK STRONG, SAM HEUGHAN CLIMBING
Doug Liman has set lead cast for his period set adventure movie EVEREST sending Ewan McGregor, Mark Strong and Sam Heughan straight to1921 where the story follows the real-life George Mallory (McGregor) who is picked by Arthur Hinks (Strong) of the Royal Geographic Society to scale the previously unconquerable Mt Everest. Following World
War I, the fading British empire is desperate for a victory, but for Mallory and his rival, the eccentric Aussie George Finch (Heughan), the challenge has nothing to do with patriotism, instead it is a singular test of self. In real life, Mallory died during this third expedition to summit Everest, and it’s unknown whether he ever made it to the top.
|Sam Heughan, Ewan McGregor, Mark Strong will lead the cast|
DANGEROUS LIAISONS SERIES
CASTS LESLEY MANVILLE
Speaking of casting news, Starz has added new stars to their DANGEROUS LIAISONS TV series, a prequel to the famous film which tells the origin story of how the Marquise de Merteuil (Alice Englert) and the Vicomte de Valmont (Nicholas Denton) meet as passionate young lovers in Paris on the eve of revolution. Driven to right the wrongs of their past, the
couple rises from the slums of Paris and scales the heights of the French aristocracy, seducing and manipulating both the nobility and each other to survive. Lesley Manville will play Genevieve de Merteuil, a Marquise who becomes Camille’s mentor in the world of the Parisian nobility.
Carice Van Houten is Jacqueline de Montrachet, a pious noblewoman with a mysterious connection to Camille.
Paloma Faith is Florence de Regnier, playful, fiery noblewoman.
Michael McElhatton plays Jean de Merteuil, Genevieve de Merteuil’s husband and a powerful Marquis who threatens Camille’s rise in society.
Kosar Ali is Victoire, Camille’s sparky, cynical and brave best friend.
Nathanael Saleh is Azolan, Valmont’s gentle, thoughtful young companion.
Kae Kazim is Majordome, who runs the Merteuil house.
Hilton Pelser is Gabriel Carrè, a police officer obsessed with Camille.
Mia Threapleton plays Rose, an impressionable young prostitute with dreams of a better life.
Colette Tchantcho is Ondine de
Valmont, Pascal Valmont’s caustic, social climbing stepmother.
Lucy Cohu plays Christine de Sevigny, a shrewd, ambitious Duchess and nemesis to Camille. Fisayo Akinade is Chevalier de Saint Jacques, preferred composer to Queen Marie Antoinette, and Pascal Valmont’s best friend.
Maria Friedman plays Berthe, an effervescent dressmaker for the great and good of Paris.
Clare Higgins is Madame Jericho, the eccentric proprietor of a brothel in the slums of Paris.
|Lesley Manville joins the series|
|Michael McElhatton and Hilton Pelser will also star|