Sunday, July 21, 2024

SEE NEW TEASER FOR EPIC SF SERIES DUNE: PROPHECY WHICH ARRIVES THIS AUTUMN WITH EMILY WATSON, OLIVIA WILLIAMS, TRAVIS FIMMEL, MARK STRONG

   DUNE: PROPHECY  
NEW TRAILER FOR EPIC SF SERIES
Max has released a new trailer for their new science fiction series DUNE: PROPHECY after the early teaser that we got in May. We still don't know the exact date but we now it will arrive this Autumn set 10,000 years before the ascension of Paul Atreides. Over in UK it will air on Sky,
Emily Watson is Valya Harkonnen
while in Australia it will be available on Foxtel and Binge. It follows two Harkonnen sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind and in turn establish the fabled sect that will become known as the Bene Gesserit. 
 
WHO IS IN THE CAST?
 Olivia Williams and Emily Watson star as Tula and Valya Harkonnen, two sisters who have risen to power in the Sisterhood, a secret organization of women who will go on to become the Bene Gesserit  !Mark Strong stars as Emperor Javicco Corrino, a man from a great line of war-time Emperors, who is called upon to govern the Imperium and manage a fragile peace. Jodhi May is Empress Natalya, a formidable royal who united thousands of worlds in her marriage to Emperor Corrin, while Travis Fimmel is Desmond Hart, a charismatic soldier with an enigmatic past who seeks to gain the Emperor’s trust at the expense of the Sisterhood! Sarah-Sofie Boussnina is Princess Ynez, an independent young princess dealing with the pressures of her responsibility as heir to the Golden Lion Throne. Shalom Brune-Franklin is Mikaela, a strong-willed Fremen woman who serves the royal family while longing for a home planet she’s never known. Faoileann Cunningham is Sister Jen, a fierce, unpredictable acolyte in training at the Sisterhood School who rarely reveals her emotional core. Aoife Hinds is Sister Emeline, a zealous acolyte descended from a long line of martyrs, who carries fervent religion to her training at the Sisterhood. Chloe Lea is Lila, the youngest acolyte at the Sisterhood School with a deep empathy beyond her years. Jade Anouka is Sister Theodosia, a talented and ambitious acolyte who harbours a dangerous secret about her past. Chris Mason is Keiran Atreides, a Swordmaster to a Great House whose ambition to live up to his family name is disrupted when he forms an unexpected connection to a member of the royal family. Josh Heuston is Emperor Javicco’s illegitimate son Constantine Corrino, Edward Favis is scheming political Harrow Harkonnen, Tabu stars as Sister Francesca, and Jihae is Reverand Mother Kasha! See the new teaser below:
 

Saturday, July 20, 2024

LEAD STARS ANNOUNCED FOR EPIC MOVIE RUSLAN AND LYUDMILA BASED ON PUSHKIN'S FAIRY TALE

  RUSLAN AND LYUDMILA  
STARS ANNOUNCED FOR EPIC FAIRY TALE
Straight from Russia we have news about the actors that will lead the new big screen movie on famous legend of RUSLAN AND LYUDMILA: the names are Ruzil Minekaev and Alena Dolgolenko! Based on Pushkin's great work it is set for release in 2027. 
 BRAVE YOUNG KNIGHT RUSLAN
 stands up to defend Lyudmila and spoils the plans of her father, Prince Vladimir, to marry his daughter to one of the worthy well-wishers - Ragday, Ratmir or Farlaf. Lyudmila falls in love with Ruslan, he is also charmed by her beauty, but then Lyudmila gets kidnapped by a jealous wizard Chernomor, who is eager to take revenge on the prince for his past offences. Now Ruslan and the three rival knights must overcome the difficult path to the sorcerer's castle, obtain the sword that guards the head of the wealthy Svyatogoras, and challenge the treacherous Chernomor to free beautiful Lyudmila.
 

Friday, July 19, 2024

SEE ANNA TORV, SAM CORLETT IN FIRST IMAGES FROM NEW NETFLIX AUSTRALIAN EPIC SAGA TERRITORY TV SERIES

  FIRST TERRITORY 
IMAGES FROM NEW NETFLIX SERIES
It was previously known as Desert King but will now stream as TERRITORY from October 24th with Newsreader's Anna Torv and Vikings: Valhalla's Sam Corlett in the lead roles. This six episode neo-Western series will also star Michael Dorman and Robert Taylor, next to Clarence Ryan, Dan Wyllie, Jay Ryan, Philippa Northeast, Joe Klocek, Kylah Day, Sam Delich, Hamilton Morris, Tuuli Narkle, Tyler Spencer, and Jake Ryan.

  THE STORY OF TERRITORY CENTRES
on Marianne Station, a cattle station left without a clear successor that is the subject of generational clashes between the Lawsons. Sensing this once great dynasty is in decline, the outback’s most powerful factions – rival cattle barons, desert gangsters, Indigenous elders, and billionaire miners – move in for the kill. With billions of dollars at stake, everyone wants a piece of the pie. I will share the first trailer for you as soon as we get it from Down Under!
 

Thursday, July 18, 2024

RALPH FIENNES IS A CARDINAL IN THE PAPAL CONCLAVE IN A NEW CONSPIRACY THRILLER TRAILER

Conclave is out this November
 CONCLAVE MOVIE TRAILER 
WITH RALPH FIENNES AS A CARDINAL
The movie based on Robert Harris’ novel centers on the secret papal conclave electing a new Pope. After the death of a beloved Pope, Cardinal Lawrence (Ralph Fiennes) is tasked with running this covert process inside the back corners of the Vatican. Lawrence quickly finds himself the center of a conspiracy, as the cardinals forge factions and rivalries to serve their own ambitions. As ambitions, divisions and scandals start to boil over and the political machinations inside the Vatican intensify, Lawrence realizes that the departed Pope had kept a secret from them that he must uncover before a new Pope is chosen. Stanley Tucci, John Lithgow and Isabella Rossellini also star in the movie out this November!

SEE FIRST IMAGES OF LAMBERT WILSON AND CAROLE BOUQUET IN APPLE TV + NEW FASHION WORLD SET SERIES LA MAISON

  FIRST LA MAISON  
TV SERIES IMAGES FROM APPLE TV +
Apple TV + has released first images and a September 20th streaming start date for their new French original series LA MAISON set in the fashion world. High fashion meets high stakes in this realistic behind-the-scenes look at how an iconic fashion house is thrown into scandal and reinvention by a viral video featuring star designer Vincent Ledu (Lambert Wilson), leaving his family’s iconic and legendary haute couture house, LEDU, hanging by a thread. 
 
VINCENT'S FORMER MUSE 
 Perle Foster (Amira Casar), who is still in his shadow, teams up with visionary next-generation designer Paloma Castel (Zita Hanrot) to save, evolve and renew the century-old Maison LEDU. Taking advantage of Vincent’s demise, Diane Rovel (Carole Bouquet), the ruthless CEO of the powerful Rovel luxury group, launches an offensive to acquire what she sees as her most important prize: Maison LEDU. To achieve her goal, anything is fair game, as this is more than acquiring just another brand — it’s about revenge. Pierre Deladonchamps, Antoine Reinartz, Anne Consigny, Florence Loiret Caille and Ji-Min Park also star.
 

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

SEE GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE TRAILER FOR THE MOVIE ABOUT THE INFAMOUS MILLI VANILLI 80'S BAND SCANDAL

  GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE  
A MILLI VANILLI SCANDAL MOVIE
After playing in European cinemas this one is hitting American cinemas August 9th. GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE is centered around the true story of the notorious scandal involving dancers Robert Pilatus'
The film is out in USA this August
and Fabrice Morvan's rise to fame in the late 1980s as pop sensation Milli Vanilli. Matthias Schweighöfer is playing the group’s producer Frank Farian with Elan Ben Ali and Tijan Njie appearing as the Milli Vanilli front men Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus.
 
  Orchestrated by music producer Frank Farian, they became global stars with three No. 1 hits in the US. But only a small circle of insiders know that the duo is not singing but lip syncing to the voices of two other artists. At the height of their fame, Milli Vanilli win the Grammy Award but the situation behind the scenes escalates and the pressure on Rob and Fab grows. When the truth is revealed, they stare into the abyss while the world witnesses one of the biggest scandals in music history. 
 

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

YOUNG SHERLOCK SERIES: COLIN FIRTH JOINS JOSEPH AND HERO FIENNES AND NATASCHA MCELHONE IN GUY RITCHIE'S SERIES

 YOUNG SHERLOCK SERIES 
COLIN FIRTH JOINS THE MAIN CAST
After casting Joseph Fiennes and Natascha McElhone as parents of Hero Fiennes Tiffin's YOUNG SHERLOCK over at Prime Video, Guy Ritchie has cast Colin Firth as Sir Bucephalus Hodge. The series will re-imagine Sherlock Holmes at age 19. Disgraced, raw, unfiltered, and unformed, he finds himself caught up in a murder mystery at Oxford University which threatens his freedom. Diving into his first-ever case with a wild lack of discipline, Sherlock manages to unravel a globe-trotting conspiracy that will change his life forever.

SEE KATE WINSLET, ALEXANDER SKARSGAARD, JOSH O'CONNOR, MARION COTILLARD IN LEE WW2 MOVIE BIOPIC TRAILER

  LEE MOVIE TRAILER  
WITH KATE WINSLET, JOSH O'CONNOR, MARION COTILLARD, ALEXANDER SKARSGAARD
Sky has released a dramatic movie trailer for their historical biopic LEE in which Kate Winslet plays a model who became a war photographer. It will hit cinemas in September. Andy Samberg plays Life Magazine photographer David E. Scherman, Alexander Skarsgård is English Surrealist painter, photographer, poet and biographer Roland Penrose, Marion Cotillard is Solange D’Ayen, the fashion director of French Vogue and close friend of Miller’s, while Josh O’Connor is Tony, a young journalist who interviews Lee. You can check out the trailer below the post and tell us what you think.
 THE FILM EXPLORES
 the most significant decade of Lee Miller’s life. As a middle-aged woman, she refused to be remembered as a model and male artists’ muse. Lee Miller defied the expectations and rules of the time by traveling to Europe to report from the frontline during WWII. There, in part as a reaction to her own well-hidden trauma, she used her Rolleiflex camera to give a voice to the voiceless. What she captured on film in Dachau and throughout Europe was shocking and horrific. Her photographs of the war, its victims and its consequences remain among the most significant and historically important of the Second World War. She changed war photography forever, but Lee Miller paid an enormous personal price for what she witnessed and the stories she fought to tell.
 

Monday, July 15, 2024

BBC ROUNDS OUT CAST FOR JAMES NORTON AND NIKOLAJ COSTER WALDAU'S EPIC TV SERIES KING AND CONQUEROR ABOUT THE BATTTLE OF HASTINGS

  KING AND CONQUEROR  
EPIC SERIES ROUNDS OUT CAST
After casting James Norton as Harold, Earl of Wessex and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as William, Duke of Normandy, with Emily Beecham and Clemence Poesy as their wives, BBC's epic series KING AND CONQUEROR is rounding out the cast of the series about two men destined to meet at the Battle of Hastings in 1066; two allies with no design on the
Leo Legrand and Sveinn Olafur Gunnarsson are in the cast
British throne, who found themselves forced by circumstance and personal obsession into a war for possession of its crown. Ingvar Sigurdsson has replaced Joseph Malwe in the role of Fitzosbern, protector of William of Normandy. Elander Moore will star as cruel and devious aristocrat Morcar, 
Indy Lewis and Jason Forbes are also in the cast
Indy Lewis as the sheltered Margaret, Jason Forbes as the loyal Thane Thomas, Ines Asserson as the eligible Judith and Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson as fearsome warrior Hardrada. Leo Legrand will play William’s half-brother, Odo, a cowardly opportunist. In our previous post we also announced Eddie Marsan, Juliet Stevenson, Jean Marc Barr, Elliot Cowan and others in the cast.

SEE RUSSELL TOVEY, TOBIAS SANTELMANN IN VIAPLAY'S NEW POST APOCALYPTIC SERIES THE FORTRESS

   VIAPLAY'S THE FORTRESS  
SF TV SERIES WITH RUSSELL TOVEY
Viaplay is finally releasing their new post apocalyptic series THE FORTRESS with Russell Tovey, Tobias Santelmann and Eili Harboe in the lead roles.
The Fortress will stream from July 16th
It will be available on Viaplay channels from July 16th and also on SBS in Australia.
SET IN 2037 this seven episode series sees a Norway that has severed all ties with the rest of the world. The decision to isolate, made by a Norwegian government led by members of the Our Way party, came after various crises had plagued countries across Europe (and the world) for years. Surrounded by an enormous wall, the nation has become entirely self-sufficient, and the fortunate inhabitants enjoy sheltered lives in a self-sustaining Nordic paradise. Then there are those on the other side of the wall: the non-Norwegian people held in refugee camps, surrounded by barbed wire and armed soldiers. When a deadly pandemic breaks out and affects Norway’s food supply, a government advisor states that the cause came “from the outside, of course.” But did it, really? In the meantime, the Norwegians soon realize that the wall meant to protect them is now holding them prisoner.
 

Sunday, July 14, 2024

NICOLE KIDMAN AND LIEV SCHREIBER ARE BILLY HOWLE'S, JACK REYNOR'S AND DAKOTA FANNING'S RICH PARENTS IN NETFLIX PERFECT FAMILY SERIES TRAILER

  THE PERFECT COUPLE  
NEW NETFLIX SERIES TRAILER
Earlier this week Netflix has released a trailer for their new mini TV series THE PERFECT COUPLE which is coming to the streamer September 5th announcing the beginning of the new Autumn season. Based on Elin Hilderbrand’s bestseller it stars Nicole Kidman and Liev Schreiber as the rich couple with Billy Howle, Dakota Fanning and
The series will have six episodes
Jack Reynor as their kids and Eve Hewson as the new bride in the family! Meghann Fahy, Ishaan Khattar (whom you can see gorgeously nekkid in the trailer) and Isabelle Adjani also star.
 
A LIFE TO KILL FOR
It's Nantucket wedding season, also known as summer-the sight of a bride racing down Main Street is as common as the sun setting at Madaket Beach. The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom's wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate. But it's going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony-and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash interviews the bride, the groom, the groom's famous mystery-novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield-and no couple is perfect. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

FIRST IMAGES FROM PERIOD SET MOVIES THE DIVINE SARAH BERNHARDT AND LILIES NOT FOR ME WITH ROBERT ARAMAYO AND LOUIS HOFMANN

  FIRST IMAGES FROM  
THE DIVINE SARAH BERNHARDT
Screen Daily has published first image from Guillaume Nicloux’s romantic biopic THE DIVINE SARAH BERNHARDT about the life of the legendary French stage actress played by Sandrine Kiberlain! She was born in 1844 and considered to be the world’s first celebrity and nicknamed “La Divine”, shattering societal norms with her audacious personality and acting performances. Laurent Laffite and Amira Casar also star in the film that will have a festival premiere in France this August and has been sold around Europe.

LILIES NOT FOR ME
There is also the first image from Will Seefried's period set drama LILIES NOT FOR ME in which Rings of Power Elrond star Robert Aramayo and Fionn O'Shea play a 1920's gay novelist and his psychiatric nurse who bond over a series of doctor-ordered 'dates' as he tells the story of a friendship which spiraled out of control when they turned to a risky procedure to cure themselves of feelings for each other. Our dearest Louis Hofmann also stars in the film that will premiere next month at Edinburgh Film Festival.

Friday, July 12, 2024

TYLER HYNES, JONATHAN BENNETT, B.J. BRITT TO PLAY BEST FRIENDS IN HALLMARK'S NEW ROMANTIC MOVIE TRILOGY GROOMSMEN

  TYLER HYNES TO LEAD  
HALLMARK'S NEW TRILOGY GROOMSMEN
After Three Wise Men and a Baby, which is getting a sequel this Christmas, it seems Tyler Hynes will lead another movie series at Hallmark. Jonathan Bennett and B.J. Britt will join him in GROOMSMEN romantic comedy movie trilogy about the lives and romances of three longtime best friends who stand next to each other on the biggest days of their lives. Pete (B.J. Britt) is a kind-hearted pediatrician with a penchant for planning, Danny (Jonathan Bennett) is a baseball coach with a heart of gold and Jackson (Tyler Hynes) is a stylish and charming social media agent. All three “Groomsmen” films, coming this Fall, “First Look,” “Second Chances” and “Last Dance,” follow the men as they find love and wedding bliss in Greece, Italy and Bulgaria.

  START OF HALLMARK + STREAMER
This trilogy will be part of new Hallmark + streamer which launches in September and will have original shows, films and reality competitions. Among others, we will see holiday limited series HOLIDAZED about six families from different backgrounds coming together over the holidays which stars Virginia Madsen, John C. McGinley, Ian Harding.... They will also have THE LOVE ON THE DANUBE rom-com franchise about three journeys to love in one unforgettable destination, river Danube. The stars include Dan Jeannotte, Jessica Šipoš, Brendan Penny, Sarah Power, Wes Brown. Luke MacFarlane will, meanwhile, have his own home renovation show! 
 

KEVIN MCKIDD TO LEAD THE PRIMROSE RAILWAY CHILDREN TV MOVIE ADAPTATION AT BBC

 KEVIN MCKIDD TO LEAD  
THE PRIMROSE RAILWAY CHILDREN AT BBC
BBC is preparing a TV movie adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson's THE PRIMROSE RAILWAY CHILDREN and has set Kevin McKidd as the lead. Based on E Nesbit’s classic the story will follow Phoebe, her older sister Becks, older brother Perry (Ava McCarthy, Ida Brooke and Tylan Bailey), their dad Rob played by Kevin McKidd and their mum (Nina Toussaint-White) who are living a comfortable life in Glasgow when suddenly they are uprooted from their lives and moved to the remote highlands of Scotland.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

GRAHAM MCTAVISH, JORDI WEBBER JOIN NICK TARABAY IN SPARTACUS: THE HOUSE OF ASHUR EPIC TV SERIES

   HOUSE OF ASHUR  
SPARTACUS EPIC SEQUEL SETS CAST
Jordi Webber will be one of the gladiators
After announcing Nick Tarabay as the lead, Starz epic series SPARTACUS: THE HOUSE OF ASHUR has added eight more actors to the cast. The ten episode series coming from Steven DeKnight is now shooting in New Zealand.
  The series poses the question: what if Ashur hadn’t died on Mount Vesuvius at the end of Spartacus: Vengeance? And what if he had been gifted the gladiator school once owned by Batiatus in return for aiding the Romans in killing Spartacus and putting an end to the slave rebellion?
 
Graham McTavish will be doctore
Graham McTavish will play Korris, a former gladiator who won his freedom in the arena and is now Ashur’s Doctore, training the gladiators in Ashur’s Ludus. Tenika Davis plays Achillia, a female gladiator driven to surpass her male counterparts. Jamaica Vaughan plays Hilara, a young, elevated house slave, deeply in love with Ashur. Ivana Baquero plays Messia, a house slave in love with Hilara. Jordi Webber plays Tarchon, a brash and headstrong gladiator. Claudia Black plays Cossutia, a politician determined to keep Ashur in his place and is constantly plotting his downfall. India Shaw-Smith plays Viridia, Cossutia’s daughter. Leigh Gill plays Satyrus, the leader of the Brothers Ferox, gladiators from a rival Ludus.

SAM CLAFLIN AND PATRICK STEWART TO LEAD EPIC TV SERIES ADAPTATION OF BARBARIC COMIC SET IN A MEDIEVAL FANTASY WORLD

   SAM CLAFLIN  
TO LEAD BARBARIC EPIC TV SERIES
After scoring a Golden Globe nomination for Daisy Jones and the Six and leading upcoming new Count of Monte Cristo series, our dearest Sam Claflin is set to lead and produce BARBARIC epic TV series over at Netflix based on a popular comic book from 2021 as Deadline reports. With Michael Bay as the possible director, the series is described as a mix of Deadpool and Game of Thrones as it mixes violence and humor in a similar way. Set in a Medieval fantasy world, the series chronicles the journey of Owen (Sam Claflin), a barbarian cursed to do the right thing, and his talking (and horny) axe (to be voiced by no other but Patrick Stewart) as they unite to take on a great evil.

BEVERLY CLEARY'S BELOVED CHILDREN CLASSIC THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE GETTING A LIVE ACTION CGI HYBRID ADAPTATION

   MOVIE ADAPTATION OF   
THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE
It will be a live action and CGI hybrid
After penning the upcoming movie adaptation of Harold and the Purple Crayon, David Guion and Michael Handelman will, according to Deadline, script THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE, a live-action and CGI hybrid adaptation based on the novel by Beverly Cleary, over at Amazon MGM Studios. It was published in 1965, as the first book in a trilogy that has sold 20 million copies. The story follows the once-in-a-lifetime friendship between a mouse and a boy who both yearn for adventure and bond over a toy motorcycle that whirs to life during a stay at a beautiful inn. It will be an elevated adaptation made for a mass audience.

LEV GROSSMAN'S NEW ARTHURIAN NOVEL THE BRIGHT SWORD TO BE ADAPTED INTO AN EPIC TV SERIES

   THE BRIGHT SWORD   
TO BE TURNED INTO A TV SERIES
It has not even been published yet, as it comes to the bookstores July 16th, but Lev Grossman's Arthurian novel THE BRIGHT SWORD has been bought by Lionsgate TV for a TV series adaptation.
The book is out next week in bookshops
The novel, described as the first major Arthurian epic of the new millennium steeped in tradition, full of duels and quests, battles and tournaments, magic swords, follows a gifted young knight named Collum who arrives at Camelot to compete for a spot on the Round Table, only to find that he’s too late. King Arthur is dead, and only a handful of the knights of the Round Table survive. They’re the oddballs of the Round Table, and this ragtag fellowship will set out to rebuild Camelot in a world that has lost its balance. It is up to Collum and his companions to reclaim Excalibur, solve the mysteries of this ruined world and make it whole again. But first they’ll have to learn the truth of why the lonely, brilliant King Arthur fell.