CASTS FLORIAN MUNTEANU
The famous Romanian boxer is the latest addition to the popular historical series that did really well last month over at Netflix. With the second season
already shot and third just starting, VIKINGS: VALHALLA have cast Florian Munteanu as George Maniakes, a real life general of the Byzantine Empire who answers only to The Emir and leads revolt against the emperor. As you know, set in the early 11th century the series chronicles the legendary adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived – Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), Harald Hardrada (Leo Suter), and the Norman King William the Conqueror. They blaze a path as they fight for survival in the ever changing and evolving world. The first season ended with massive battle twists in favour of our heroes.
|Florian Munteanu will join Valhalla|
GUY PEARCE TO LEAD
MAORI EPIC THE CONVERT
In news coming from Cannes movie market, Lee Tamahori has cast Guy Pearce as the lead star of his new historical epic movie THE CONVERT which has the story set in early 19th century New Zealand and should start
shooting later this September according to Deadline.
In the film, Australian star Guy Pearce will play Thomas Munro, a lay preacher who arrives at a British settlement in 1830s New Zealand. His violent past is soon drawn into question and his faith put to the test, as he finds himself caught in the middle of a bloody war between Māori tribes. It speaks of the early contact between Europeans and Maori, when European settlers were outnumbered by several hundred to one and Māori had just acquired muskets. Tamahori and Pearce have been planning to work together for nearly twenty years now.
|Guy Pearce will lead The Convert movie|
THE LEOPARD SERIES
SET OVER AT NETFLIX
After opening official Italian offices, Netflix has ordered a project that was in the game some five years ago but is now happening under the helm
of Tom Shankland for Netflix. Inspired by the novel THE LEOPARD or IL GATTO PARDO, by Giussepe di Lampedusa, which is considered number one Italian classic novel and has been made before into a cinematic masterpiece by Visconti, the series will bring a modern perspective to the story of Prince of Salina and his family, going deeper into characters and stories from the book. Translated into more than 40 languages, it will be adapted into a lavish
epic series that chronicles the changes in Sicilian life and society
during the 19th century unification of Italy known as the Risorgimento.
|The Leopard will become a costume TV drama|