The Aftermath is set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
BBC is also casting new faces for their ambitious new WW2 series WORLD ON FIREwhich already hasLesley Manville, Jonah Hauer King, Helen Hunt and Julia Brown! Joining them now are Sean Bean,Last Kingdom’s and Halcyon’s Ewan Mitchell, Blake Harrison and Yrsa Daley Ward!
The ensemble series will follow different characters, from Harry, a young English translator in Warsaw caught up in negotiations with the Nazis and trying to smuggle his Polish lover Kasia out of the country, to Lois, the girl who is waiting for him at home, a young Mancunian factory worker who will come to take all the opportunities the war can offer to live a different kind of life. To Nancy, a female US war correspondent who can’t find peace unless her life is at risk, to the Rossler family in Berlin, worried for their
Sean Bean has also joined the seven episode WW2 series
soldier son and willing to do anything to protect their disabled daughter from the attentions of the ruling Nazi regime.
FIRST TEASERS AND PHOTOS FROM ‘DAS BOOT’ WW2 TV SERIES WITH TOM WLASCHIHA, JAMES D’ARCY, VINCENT KARTHEISER, LIZZY CAPLAN!
‘DAS BOOT’ TV SERIES
WHEN BOYS BECAME MEN
Your treat are new photos and the first trailer for World War II German TV series DAS BOOTwhich will hit Sky One (in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, Ireland, Italy) November 23rd and will later also air on Hulu in Northern America, AMC in Spain and Portugal and Epix and Viasat in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe! The series, which explores the emotional torment of life during World War Two, cost $33 million to make and is inspired by Lothar Günther Buchheim’s best selling novel which was
Das Boot series will also air on Hulu in Northern America
previously made into an Oscar nominated movie by Wolfgang Petersen! Tom Wlaschiha, Vicky Krieps, Lizzy Caplan, Vincent Kartheiser, James
These Uboat submarines were active from the first till the last day of the war
D’Arcy, Thierry Frémont, August Wittgenstein, Rainer Bock, Rick Okon, Leonard Scheicher, Robert Stadlober, Franz Dinda and Stefan Konarske, are just of the names in the international cast!
DAS BOOT TV SERIES
starts in the fall of 1942 in occupied France. Nazi submarine U-612 is ready for its maiden voyage, preparing to head into the increasingly brutal warfare with its young crewmen, including the new commander, Klaus Hoffmann
German submariners had the lowest survival rate of any branch of service of any country during World War Two. Of the some 40,000 men who served on U-boats, 33,000 were killed.
(Rick Okon). As the 40 young men take on their first mission, they struggle with the cramped and claustrophobic conditions of life underwater. Meanwhile, at the port of La Rochelle, the world of Simone Strasser spirals out of control as she is engulfed in a dangerous liaison and forbidden love, torn between her loyalty for Germany and the French Resistance, and causing her to question everything.
Getting an adaptation, but a small screen one is World War II book THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris which is to be turned into an international series with an aim for it to start airing in January 2020 at the 75th anniversary of the camp’s liberation.
THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ tells the true story of Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner who was given the job of tattooing identification numbers on prisoners’ arms in the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp during World War Two. One day, he met Gita while she was waiting in line to be tattooed and it was love at first sight. And so began one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust and a tale of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.
Rupert Penry Jones, Jason Flemyng in PEGASUS BRIDGE. In the early hours of the 6th of June 1944 Allied Airborne Forces launched one of most daring assaults in history. 181 men in 6 gliders landed at night to capture two bridges vital to the success of the D-Day landings, one of these would become known as PEGASUS BRIDGE. The men who captured and held these objectives were led by two very different young leaders. Major John Howard led the Infantry who managed to land their gliders a stone’s throw from the bridge and Colonel Geoffrey Pine Coffin (Rupert Penry Jones) led the men of the 7th Parachute Battalion who occupied the surrounding ground and held off the German counter attacks.
Rupert Penry Jones will lead the cast of Pegasus Bridge
Rupert Penry-Jones has always been a favored actor of mine. I’ve been waiting a long time for him to come out with something serious. If you haven’t seen him in Jane Austen’s “PERSUASION”, your missing a great story.
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After Macbeth and Assassins Creed, director Justin Kurzel is moving to another historical period: this time he will helm World War 2 thriller RUIN and he has already signed Matthias Schoenaerts and Margot Robbie for the lead roles.
THE STORY OF RUINS Set in the ruins of post WWII Germany, the story follows a Holocaust survivor (MargotRobbie takes the role originally meant for Gal Gadot) who is forced to make an unlikely alliance with an ex-SS captain (Matthias Schoenaerts) in her quest to exact revenge. Together, they hunt down the surviving members of the captain’s former Nazi death squad.
Matthias Schoenaerts takes the male lead
Margot Robbie replaces Gal Gadot in the lead female role
PATRICK WILSON, LUKE EVANS, NICK JONAS JOIN STELLAR CAST
Well, this is certainly becoming a rather stellar and hunky cast indeed: war epic MIDWAY from director Roland Emmerich has just added new names to the cast which already includes Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore and Ed Skrein! New additions to the cast include pop superstar Nick Jonas, Aaron Eckhart, Keean Johnson, Tadanobu Asano and Dennis Quaid!
Patrick Wilson will be Admiral Edward Layton
WHAT’STHE STORY? Based on the true story of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theatre of World War II, the very expensive historical action movie (the budget is above $100M as ‘Deadline’ reports) will chronicle the exploits of the soldiers and pilots at the heart of the conflict. The story follows the real soldiers and aviators who pulled off the unbelievable to turn the tide of the war in June 1942.
Luke Evans is Commander McClusky
WHO WILL PLAY WHOM IN THE MOVIE?
Woody Harrelsonwill portray Admiral Chester Nimitz, Patrick Wilson will play Navy Rear Admiral Edward Layton who was a key intelligence officer during WWII, Luke Evans is taking over the role of Lieutenant Commander Wade McClusky and Keean Johnson will play an Airforce radioman!
Summer 1939. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English sea side town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But no one is listening.
WITH EDDIE IZZARD, JUDI DENCH, JAMES D’ARCY, JIM BROADBENT
James D’Arcy will play a Captain in the movie
Shooting has begun on SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT which boasts an exquisite selection of British thespians in the cast lead by Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, James D’Arcy, Celyn Jones (who also wrote the script) and Jim Broadbent!
In the movie, based on true events from 1939, Izzard, who recently already played with Judi Dench in Victoria and Abdul, plays a teacher named Thomas Miller who has taken a last minute and controversial role teaching English to the daughters of high ranking Nazis at the Augusta Victoria College, Bexhill-on-Sea – a finishing school on the south coast of England. Under the watchful eye of their headmistress Miss Rocholl (Judi Dench), and her devout assistant Ilse Keller (Carla Juri), the girls practice their English and learn how to represent the ideal of German womanhood. When the body of a former teacher is discovered, it triggers a sequence of deadly events and leaves Thomas running from the police with the threat of being hanged for murder.
WW2, I’ve also previously showed youan old poster for HURRICANE and now you can check out a new one alongside a new trailer too! The movie has a rather British cast lead by Iwan Rheon, Sam Hoare and Stefanie Martini, alongside Mel’s son Milo Gibson and Polish star Marcin Dorocinski. It is the story of a group of brave Poles who fought in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great Britain free from the Nazis, but also to keep alive the very idea of their own country, which had existed in its modern form for barely twenty years before it was crushed under Germans. Equipped with the almost-obsolete Hurricane and (with some initial reluctance) given RAF blue uniforms, while they fought, Poland lived.
Twelve men in the Norwegian resistance force were captured by the Nazis, and all were killed but Jan (Thomas Gullestad). Now with the Nazis in hot pursuit, the lone survivor fights for his life and endures the icy Scandinavian landscape. Jonathan Rhys Meyers also stars. Based on a true story, this film was directed by Harold Zwart.