‘LAUREATE’ ROBERT GRAVES
FILM GETS KATHY BATES, TOM HUGHES, LAURA HADDOCK, DIANA
Although her lovely sitcom Disjointed has just been cancelled after just one season over at Netflix, Kathy Bates will not stay out of work! She has just been cast in period set drama THE LAUREATE which will follow the life of British poet Robert Graves! And she will be in a stunning company as the cast will also include Tom Hughes, our dearest Laura Haddock and Diana Agron!
Feb 2018 (pre-production)
|Laura has just had her 2nd child with Sam Claflin
|THE STORY OF THE MOVIE
Set against the glamorous backdrop of Britain’s roaring ’20s, THE LAUREATE tells the story of young British War Poet Robert Graves (Tom Hughes), who is married with four children when he meets and becomes romantically involved with Laura Riding (Diana Agron), a writer from America. Defying the conventions of polite society, Riding moves in with Graves and his wife (Laura Haddock will play his wife Nancy Nicholson who was a painter and fabric designer) living as a ménage a trois. Then with the arrival of strappingly handsome Irish poet Geoffrey Phibbs, the arrangement becomes a ménage a quatre. But soon tensions and rivalries become so fraught that Graves is a suspect for attempted murder. Kathy Bates will be Graves’ meddling mother who fears Riding will ruin the seemingly idyllic marriage as tensions in the household rise.
|Victoria’s Hughes will play poet Robert Graves
A married couple on the brink of disillusion allows a stranger to live with them in their idyllic cottage. Will this stranger push their fragile state over the edge?