1ST ALICIA VIKANDER IMAGE
AS QUEEN KATHERINE PARR IN FIREBRAND MOVIE
First image of Alicia Vikander as Katherine Parr in new historical movie FIREBRAND is here. Jude Law stars as Henry VIII in the psychological thriller that explores how Katherine, the last of Henry’s six wives, endured her union with the monstrous monarch and kept her head in the 16th Century. Patsy Ferran portrays princess Mary and Junia Rees portrays Elizabeth. The movie will be screened at Cannes when we can expect first look at Law too.
NEIL MORRISSEY TO LEAD
Channel 5 has announced a new four part drama and they already have a cast set for it: Neil Morrissey will lead THE HOARD mini series. It will be the story of keen detectorist Martin (Morrissey) and his wheeler dealer soon to be son-in-law Ashley (James Buckley) who, while on a boys bonding trip in the idyllic fields of rural Somerset, discover a hoard of buried Saxon treasure worth millions. Legally, they should declare it, but Ashley spots an opportunity to look after number one, and as pressures are building at home with his wife Anne (Fay Ripley), straight arrow Martin can’t help but have his head turned. It’s tempting. If they sell it on the black market, they could be set for life and Ashley has the connections to make it happen. But with a hoard this good, could it really be that easy? After all, they might not be the only ones out for its spoils. The series will air towards the end of the year on the British channel.
THE LEOPARD SERIES
NETFLIX STARTS PRODUCTION!
Netflix Italia has released a very teasing teaser celebrating the start of the production on THE LEOPARD historical series which will shoot till September as the adaptation of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's famous classic novel Il Gattopardo. Tom Shankland is directing the six episode saga! While Sicily is struggling in the turmoil of the Risorgimento in 1860, the Prince of Salina Fabrizio Corbera (Kim Rossi Stuart) reigns over his family and his possessions, convinced that even these disorders are destined to pass. He hasn’t come to terms with the idealism of young people like his nephew Tancredi (Saul Nanni), who joins the rebels risking his own life, or the ambitions of men like Sedara, a vulgar man who rides change by pandering to the nascent power of mafia criminal organizations and intends to use his beautiful daughter Angelica (Deva Cassel) to get what he wants. At Don Fabrizio’s side remains Concetta (Benedetta Porcaroli), his favourite daughter, who shares his intelligence and foresight. Her happiness will eventually be sacrificed in an attempt to ensure the survival of the power and of the name of the lineage.