BBC Studios which will make LADY MACBETH TV series with the aim to shop it to some of the streaming or cable networks not BBC.As ‘Deadline’ reports, it will tell the epic and violent tale of LADY MACBETH, when she was still Gruoch Ingen Boite, married to the Mormaer of Moray Gille Coemgain Mac Mail Brigti. The opening episode would show how Gruoch, who has strong beliefs in witchcraft, sees a premonition of the death of her own son at the hands of Macbeth so to protect him she takes it into her own hands to kill Macbeth. However, he was not there and she ends up killing his father after he attempted to rape her, as well as the rest of the family in the castle. Subsequently, her husband seeks permission from Malcolm, the King of Scotland, to kill Macbeth, who says yes but warns Macbeth who kills the husband. King Malcolm’s solution to stop the two families warring is for the pair to marry. The rest of the story would show how these two murderous, plotting, politically Machiavellian characters come together not trusting one another and not liking each other!
|Mary arrives to cinemas this Winter!|
splendour, perfect cinematography, stunning choreography and memorable lines, the first, long awaited, trailer has finally been released for historical drama MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS which will ascend, or die trying, to the cinematic throne this November in Europe, December in USA, January in UK. The stellar cast includes Saoirse Ronan as Queen Mary, Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I, Guy Pearce, Jack Lowden as Lord Darnley, Joe Alwyn as Lord Dudley, David Tennant as John Knox, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle, Gemma Chan and Ismael Cruz Cordova.
|The movie was directed by Josie Rourke|
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to
|Saoirse Ronan leads the stellar cast as Mary Queen of Scots!|
play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne,
|Jack Lowden plays Mary’s husband Lord Darnley, father of future king James!|
threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.
CHARACTER PHOTOS ARE IN!
The Outpost hits CW July 10th in ten episode run
Just as I promised you two weeks ago when I presented you with the first trailer for it, your trusted spy is bringing you a premium spotlight on new epic fantasy adventure series THE OUTPOST which hits CW July 10th in Northern America and a number of SyFy channels around the world, including Europe (Germany, UK, Ireland and others) and Australia. This is the first summer series for CW and it will air in ten hourlong episodes coming from the kitchen of experienced Dean Devlin, the legendary producer and writer of cult science fiction movie Stargate, who is now executive producing the new television series with
The series will also air on SyFy channels around the world next month
Jonathan Glassner, creator of its small screen version – super popular television science fiction show Stargate SG-1, Doug Pasko and Zac Reeder!
THE STORY OF THE OUTPOST
follows Talon (Jessica Green, whom you watched in Ash vs Evil Dead), the lone survivor of a race called “Blackbloods.” Years after her entire village is
Jessica Green will be Talon with supernatural powers!
destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her
Jake Stormoen will obviously be the knight of the crew
journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and
Imogen Waterhouse will obviously be the princess of the crew
defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator (played by Philip Brodie). Our dear actor Andrew Howard whom we fell in love with back in
Anand Desai Barochia will obviously be the brains of the crew
the old days when he played Richard the Lionheart in mini series Lion in Winter, after which he also starred in Hatfields and McCoys, Hell on Wheels, is also in the cast.
WHO ELSE IS IN THE CAST?
Beside Jessica Green in the lead role and Andrew Howard as the main villain and her nemesis, the cast will also include beautiful faces of Jake
Jake Stormoen super stunning in full armour!
Stormoen (Extinct, Mythica) as Garret, Imogen Waterhouse (Nocturnal Animals, Braid) as Gwynn, Anand Desai Barochia (Emmerdale, Lake Mead) as Janzo and Robyn Malcolm (Top of the Lake, Hostiles).
Now, I must admit that the casting for this one looks terrible or hilarious (admittedly the budget is just 100,000 pounds) to say the least, but who
|The movie should hit cinemas this November|
knows, maybe you’ll like the latest movie adaptation of WUTHERING HEIGHTS scheduled for opening in UK cinemas this November.
WUTHERING HEIGHTS is a wild, passionate tale of the intense and demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw (Shaori Morris) and Heathcliff (Paul Eryk Atlas), allegedly a Gypsy foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is degraded and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley (Marcus Churchill) and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years
|Shaori Morris and Paul Eryk Atlas play the lead roles|
later as a wealthy and polished man to find he is too late and that Cathy has married Edgar Linton (Richard Dee Roberts). He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his miseries. Unable to bear being parted from his love he curses her on her deathbed to never rest and always be with him and so begins
|Elisaveta Abrahall is directing the latest adaptation of Emily Bronte’s novel|
20 years of her haunting his every waking and sleeping hour. A tale of love, hate, horror, haunting, but most of all a story about human nature. Emily Bronte wrote the greatest , most terrifying love story of all time.
Are you excited people? The fourth, and most probably the penultimate, season of popular British period set saga POLDARK starts its eight episode run next Sunday, June 10th on BBC, and for the viewers in Northern America on PBS Masterpiecelater next Autumn September 30th! Everybody’s favourite Captain Ross Poldark will, as he himself admits, sell his soul and go into politics after refusing to do so in previous three seasons. Tough times require drastic measures.
|Demelza’s and Ross’ marriage will suffer due to her adultery|
|The Enyses will be expecting a baby at the beginning of the season|
|Elizabeth still hides from George that little Valentine isn’t his son but Ross’|
|The beauty of Cornwall will dominate this season as well! Click for bigger view|
|Warlegans will try to increase their power in London|
|Rejoice! Season 4 opens with Ross coming out of the ocean like this!|
When it comes to new faces in the cast, Max Bennett joins the crew as a villainous member of parliament Monk Adderley who takes a particular interest in Demelza! He is an unscrupulous and very vivid society figure without conscience and loyalty.
BBC SETS DATE FOR ‘KING LEAR’WITH ANTHONY HOPKINS, EMMA THOMPSON, EMILY WATSON!Anthony Hopkins’ TV movie KING LEAR which will air on BBC Two Monday 28th May! You can check out the trailer below the post!THE BURDEN OF BEING A KING
Set in the fictional present, the 80 year old King Lear (Anthony Hopkins) divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril (Emma Thompson), Regan (Emily Watson) and Cordelia (Florence Pugh) – according to their
The new adaptation was directed by Richard Eyre!
affection for him. Cordelia refuses to flatter him, so he banishes her. Having acquired power, Goneril and Regan expel their father from their homes. At the
Hopkins was mistaken for a homeless man during the shooting
same time, Lear’s prime minister, Gloucester (Jim Broadbent), is betrayed by his son Edmund (John Macmillan) and his other son, Edgar (Andrew
Tobias Menzies is also the part of the stunningly stellar cast
Scott), is forced to go into hiding. Lear becomes mad, Gloucester is blinded: both the kingdom and the family descend into chaos and warfare.
GATHERS A HANDSOME SQUAD
|George Clooney is producing CATCH 22 World War 2 television series based on Joseph Heller‘s novel, and that he is also directing and starring in it, but now the rest of the cast has been revealed as well and brace yourself – it is filled with tons of super handsome boys. George Clooney and Kyle Chandler will play their colonels.|
|Christopher Abbott leads the cast!|
WHAT’S THE CATCH?
Daniel David Stewart will play Milo, a quintessential Brooklyn native, possessed with the fierce determination and charm to bring his grand plans to fruition. Milo is a war profiteer who has figured out how to put himself in the Mess hall supervisor position in order to begin his trading syndicate.
Gerran Howell will play Kid Sampson, McWatt’s shy, boyish co-pilot, whose unspectacular and unremarkable life will end, spectacularly and remarkably, at McWatt’s hands.
Lewis Pullman is Major Major, an Air Corps Cadet who later becomes Squadron Commander. He has never had friends and tries to figure out the best way to go unnoticed through the war.
|The first trailer for new ROBIN HOOD movie which is out November 21st! Made, obviously, for younger audiences, the movie will have hip costumes and vibe while trying to describe the origins of the famous rebel from Sherwood! The trailer obviously shows a rather modern look, maybe even overly so.|
|Robin Hood has been set for November release|
|A GRITTY NEW TAKE
Directed by Otto Bathurst, this gritty new take on the classic Robin Hood story will see young Taron Egerton playing the legendary archer Robin of Loxley a war hardened Crusader who together with his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance. Eve Hewson appears in the film as Maid Marian while Jamie Dornan is Will Scarlet, half brother of Hood, member of Merry Men, and husband of Marian. Ben Mendelsohn is the villain as the Sheriff of Nottingham with Paul Anderson as Guy of Gisborne! Tim Minchin is Friar Tuck, Josh Herdman is Righteous and Björn Bengtsson is Tydon!
|Taron Egerton is Robin, while Jamie Foxx is a Moorish commander|
|Young Taron Egerton takes the role of the legendary archer|
|Eve Hewson is the new Maid Marian|
DRAMA CASTS LAMBERT WILSON AND CHARLOTTE RAMPLING
We’ve had quite a few lesbiefriendly projects announced this week, and here’s another one and it is period set too! ‘Deadline’ reports that Charlotte Rampling and Lambert Wilson have joined young actresses Virginie Efira and Daphne Patakiain 17th century erotic thriller BLESSED VIRGIN. Lambert Wilson will lead the male part of the cast
To be directed by famous Paul Verhoeven, it will see gorgeousVirginie Efiraplaying Benedetta Carlini, a novice nun capable of performing miracles, who joins an Italian convent in the late 17th century, as plague is ravaging the land. While at the convent she begins a love affair with another woman. Steamy and scandalous and delightfully sinful :) The story is, apparently, based on historical facts about the abbess Carlini.
Release date appears to be in France in 2019
Virginie Efira and Charlotte Rampling will star in Blessed Virgin
BBC’S ‘GENTLEMAN JACK’MINI SERIES REVEALS FULL CAST
Something lesbiefriendly today, spylings! BBC has revealed the whole cast for their period set mini series GENTLEMAN JACK (previously known as Shibden Hall) which will celebrate 19th century feminism led by Surrane Jones! Can’t say I’m overly optimistic given the fact the eight episode series has been written by Sally Wainwright who gave us the borderline unwatchable and mind numbingly uninspired To Walk Invisible, but we shall give it the benefit of the doubt. The series will air on HBO in USA.
Courtesy of Hollywood Spy
Surrane Jones will be the Gentleman Jack!
Gentleman Jack will be set in 1832 Halifax, West Yorkshire, revolving around landowner Anne Lister (Surrane Jones) and her determination to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, by reopening the coal mines and marrying well. But charismatic, single minded, swashbuckling Anne Lister – who dressed head to foot in black and charmed her way into high society – has no intention of marrying a man. True to her own nature, she plans to marry a woman. And not just any woman: the woman Anne Lister marries must be seriously wealthy. Every part of Anne’s story was recorded in her diaries that contain the most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code that is now broken.The story examines Anne’s relationships at home with her family, servants, tenants and industrial rivals and, most importantly, would-be wife. Sophie Rundle will play Lister’s love interest!WHO WILL VISIT SHIBDEN HALL?