WW2 PIC THE PROMIMENTS
CASTS THOMAS KRETSCHMANN
And with him as a German star, the rest of the ensemble is also very much European: as 'Deadline' reports, Girl With a Pearl Earring director Peter Webber
is back behind the helm of a historical drama movie and this time it will be a World War II movie THE PROMINENTS in which he has already cast Thomas Kretschmann as Bogislaw von Bonin, a German prisoner battling his own demons: complicity in the war’s atrocities and the drug abuse he uses to cope with it. Set in the chaotic final days of World War II, the story follows a group of Nazi Germany’s most prominent prisoners as they are transported across Europe, out of Allied reach, to be used as bargaining chips in the German surrender. On their journey, they endure aerial attacks, collapsing bridges, partisan raids, and the escalating threat of liquidation by their Nazi captors. Hippolyte Girardot and Irène Jacob will play French prime minister
Leon Blum and his wife Janot. Valentina Cervi is playing an Italian partisan fighter and fellow prisoner on the dangerous transport. Vinzenz Kiefer, Jakub Gierszal, and Andreas Lust round out the announced cast.
|Thomas Kretschmann will lead the film|
|Jakub Gierszal, Valentina Cervi and Vinzenz Kiefer will star|
WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES
JOEY KING TO LEAD WW2 SAGA
Hulu has cast Joey King as the lead star of their mini series adaptation of Georgia Hunter's WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES WW2 novel. The eight part mini series, to be produced and penned by Julia's Erica Lipez, will be
based on the bestseller about a Jewish family separated at the start of WWII yet determined to reunite. Before that you will watch King in Hulu's The Princess historical movie from July 1st.
|Joey King will lead We Were the Lucky Ones adaptation|
THE WARDED MAN NOVEL
TO BECOME TV SERIES
|The Warded Man will become a series|
The first one sounds interesting. Books have been written about those prisoners and their final trek, and there is a documentary 'Hostages of the SS". With all that material they should have turned it into a miniseries. Funny,, my Beta Reader Lore gave me We Were the Lucky Ones, and i've never read it...until now. Another reason to subscribe to HuluReplyDelete
Hulu sometimes does have interesting things, not sure how do they stand on the period set front other than the atrocious The Great.Delete
You forget "Only Murders in the Building", it was the 14th most watched show in America in 2021Delete
That wasn't period set and I have not watched it as I don't really buy into Selena Gomez, and now that I have seen who is joining season two, I'm kinda glad I've never gave that one a go LOL I think they will have at least two ladies I cannot stand in their cast.Delete
You are right. The only period piece they make is gross The Great. They do own the right to present other period pieces in the States (like Vikings, Black Sails, Harlots and just, just Das Boot First Season).Delete
Only Murders is nice. I like stories of depressed od people that suddenly find themselves relevant again, and I love Upper East Side stories of the very rich, but, but it was Selena that killed it for me. I have no quarrel with her. She is Latina after all, and she’s waging a tough battle against lupus. The series showed me too things about her a) she’s a good actress and b) she’s beautiful in an old-fashioned way, fact that (like most girls today) hides in an attempt to look ugly. But her character was insufferable! Every time she opened her mouth se barked wokeness!
Do you mean the additions of Shirley MacLaine and Amy Schumer? Ms. McClaine is a Hollywood glory but when it comes to politic, she is…a smaller, less irritating, version of Jane Fonda. The scumer creature is a shame to Yiddishkeit, even writing her name, makes me nauseous.
We forgot another Hulu production that passes for period piece. “Pam and Tommy” Eeew!
Go woke go broke! Demi Lovato is probably adoring Selena's character LOLDelete
No, I meant Schumer and Cara Delevigne. It is sad actually because Martin, Lane, Short combo made me very excited at first.
Pam and Tommy is a no no for me as I don't fall for Lily James and never have. Wouldn't mind seeing nekkid Sebastian, though. I've heard he wore prostetics in certain parts of his bodybods for that one.
I liked Lily James a lot. I thought she would replace Keira K. as period piece queen. Then she was so awful in The Pursuit of Love (in fact the ones to blame were Emily Mortimer and her atrocious adaptation.) Pam and Tommy’s was the lid in her coffin.Delete
I keep my opinion on the Cara Thing for myself, but It is bad, very bad
I equally cannot stand Keira either LOL They both have that annoying jaw movement, cannot stand it. I would put Hilary Swank and Jessica Chastain and Natalie UnImportant in that type as well.Delete
Gattocito, is there any actress (this is where inclusive language fails and you need two words to apply to different genders) you like? I’m getting the feeling you only like cute men on the screen LOLDelete
I do ever so love many of them Judi, Emily Blunt, Imelda, Celia, out of them young Brits I do like Laura Haddock, Gemma Arterton, Keeley Hawes is my queen, Catherine Zeta Jones, Lily Collins is always lovely, I adore Blanchett and Winslet, Collette too, in the current shows that we are watching I quite like lady Babbington, Emma of Normandy, Sarah Lanchashire, Polly Walker, Glenn Close etc.Delete
I stand corrected. It's an impressive listDelete
Is not it just? I do have some serious taste, not that you ever doubted it LOLDelete
Noo, not an evil thought in me. Your list is long (and I imagine there were some you left out) and eclectic. I must say, I hated Keira in her beginnings, and I learned to appreciate her after Pride abd Prejudice. Natalie P. is another story. I loved her early work, but in the last twenty years, she’s picked the worst roles possible, and her political stance also changed for the worst.Delete
Yes, it was just a list with names on top of my mind, so many others too that I have to remember. Did you know that Natalie UnImportant even has a children's book written in a very woke way? My publisher has it, hope they won't send it to me for reading I will boo and piss and hiss on it.Delete
Ooooh oooh, I loooove Holly Grainger!Delete
Do you mean Holliday Granger as in Lucrezia Borgia? Me love her2! I loved her as Lu, as Bonnie Parker, as Lady Chatterley. She was great in Patrick Melrose, and I even preferred her to my dear Rachel Weisz in “” My Cousin Rachel”Delete
I heard of Nat’s dumb book. I wouldn’t mind if she had been woke all her life. She was progressive (like I used to be) and militant in many causes. We shared some of those causes, but then she made a diametrical and unexpected change that landed her on the sidewalk opposite to mine. I felt betrayed. Moreover, se contradicts herself, and most her of her new militances seem to be dictated by current trends, not by sincere principles. She’s hypocritical and dumb. For example, she moved to France because she “was afraid to live in the USA.” Then she found out that France was more antisemitic than here, so she dashed back to the States, but zipped lips, no explanations, no apologies.
She founded her own company, supposedly to aid snubbed female producers, so far, she has only hired males. She told us back then, that she was a proper clean-living vegetarian, etc. Now, she confesses she was doing drugs every day. Why would anybody believe in any of her current politics if she has lied about her past? And, again, she hasn’t made a decent film since Black Swan, and not many before that one.
Yes, you remember when she went to casting for Cinderella and instead of getting the lead, she got evil sister, while fugly Lily James got Cinders. The scandal. Like the sister is million times prettier than Cinders. Hell, even Blanchett as the stepmother was prettier. Holli was also great in BBC's Capture series and is shooting the second season, that one was sooooo amazing. But I won't watch it without Callum Turner.Delete
Oy, judging by your story, UnImportant is even more disgusting that I thought LOL She is like a female Cucumberpatch.
Just watched 'The In Between' from Joey King...it was okay. Love her smile...very charming.ReplyDelete
She is currently quite busy workwise.Delete
All 3 sound pretty good.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear it, RayDelete
You got my attention today with We Were the Lucky Ones. I wrote a book review on this novel a few years back. If the film is as good as the book, it's a must watch.ReplyDelete
I think I remember it, you often read WW2 books.Delete
I'm in the middle of a true crime thriller right now. It's about an ex-Amish man turned murderer. He killed his own son and I'm finding it really difficult to get through. It's the story of Eli Stutzman.Delete
No wonder if he was Amish. I am glad we do not have them here.Delete
The Warded Man is something I would watch.ReplyDelete
Hope it will be grand.Delete
The first two are definitely for me. The third, no thank you. As for Hulu not having anything good, I do agree, but have to admit I was recently sucked into 9 Perfect Strangers. Jason had just left for Texas and I was bored and figured I'd try something he'd never watch with me. As much as I can't stand Kidman, I've been able to bite my tongue and deal with her because I have to see how that one ends.ReplyDelete
I found Nine PS a rather boring affair and also exhausting in a way, the way nothing really happens and everything is drawn out and then the end is just stupid. I did not like it at all, but I did drool over Many Jacinto, that one is a human purrfection, methinks.Delete
Omg, Many Jacinto is the cutest! I swear, he was the star of The Good Place. Idk how many times Jason and I busted out laughing because of him. He can nail a goofball character better than anyone I’ve ever seen. Definitely love him in 9 Strangers too.Delete
He was the only reason I stuck with the 9 till the end, he was so sensual and magical in it. Melissa McCarthy is also nice in it, I like her characters honesty and also Regina King, but she gets crazy later on LOLDelete