| ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
Netflix will do a book adaptation for its new mini-series. Together with Shawn Levy, they’ve got the adaptation rights on Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE! The book which won almost all possible book awards and spent 130 consecutive weeks on New York Times list of bestsellers tells the story of Marie Laure, a blind French teenager, and Werner, a German soldier, whose paths collide in
|Netflix will adapt the WW2 bestseller|
If you don’t know what to watch tonight, here is a suggestion for you: new period set series TRAITORS starts this very evening over at British Channel 4. With the cast lead by Keeley Hawes, Emma Appleton, Luke
|The new series starts tonight at British Channel Four|
Treadaway, Matt Lauria, Michael Stuhlbarg and Stephen Campbell Moore, the six part spy drama, previously known as Jerusalem, will also air sometime later this year on Netflix for the audience around the globe.
of the oddly-named Feef Symonds (Emma Appleton). Feef is a “bold” young woman who joins the Civil Service in 1945 just as Clement Attlee’s
|The series will later on air on Netflix worldwide|
Labour Party sweeps to victory, defeating wartime leader Winston Churchill in a surprise landslide. Ambitious and determined to make something of her life, Feef is unappreciated by her family – but her American lover is a different
|Keeley Hawes leads the female government workforce as Priscilla Garrick|
matter. With his encouragement, she agrees to spy on her own government on behalf of the Americans, who have a hidden agenda: they want to ensure that
|Emma Appleton takes the lead role of Feef in the new series|
England’s ‘socialist’ leaders don’t play into Soviet hands. Struggling to work out what she stands for, and what she’s capable of, Feef must learn to think for
|Luke Treadaway is Labour MP who is drawn to Feef|
herself and play by her own rules at a time when knowledge becomes power and nothing and no one is what they seem!
Keeley Hawes plays Priscilla Garrick, a senior civil servant at the Cabinet Office with a fearsome reputation. She leads the female workforce. Michael Stuhlbarg joins her in the cast as Rowe, a single-minded man from the
|Jamie Blackley plays Feef’s brother who hates his sister for going her own way|
American intelligence services. Luke Treadaway is set to play young Labour politician Hugh Fenton, Stephen Campbell Moore will play Philip, and
|Brandon P. Bell is an American soldier stationed in the UK|
Matt Lauria is Feef’s lover Peter McCormick who has a wife and kids back in the USA. Jamie Blackley plays Feef’s brother Freddie who had to marry for money to save his family but is probably homosexual. Brandon P Bell plays
|Michael Stuhlbarg plays an agent from American Intelligence Services|
soldier and driver Jackson Cole, who signed up to the military hoping that the African American contribution in the war would ease the appalling racism back home in the US.
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.
SEAN BEAN JOINSBBC 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.
Listen to Richard for a few minutes as he reads this.
|Synchronicity Films is producing the series|
RUPERT PENRY JONES TO LEAD WORLD WAR II ADVENTURE
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.
‘RUIN’ WW2 THRILLERMATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS AND MARGOT ROBBIE TO STAR
‘MIDWAY’ WW2 EPIC FILMPATRICK WILSON, LUKE EVANS, NICK JONAS JOIN STELLAR CAST
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! Nick Jonas has just joined the stellar cast
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.
Judi Dench will be the strict headmistress!