‘THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ’ 2020

‘THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ’
TO BECOME TELEVISION SERIES
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.

 

 

Also of interest may be Richard Armitage’s recent audiobook of the same story.

Listen to Richard for a few minutes as he reads this.

 

Synchronicity Films is producing the series

Pegasus Bridge

 RUPERT PENRY JONES TO LEAD WORLD WAR II ADVENTURE
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.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 10:06pm
Great to see another project (That several of our team are working on) about Airborne Forces, Paratrooper, coming along nicely. Check out their production diary from their first day. Their last day of IndieGoGo is... https://t.co/lwCOXVSJ2J
Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 6:44pm
Moustache Movie News reports on the Airborne Television Series shooting next month, which the writer of Pegasus Bridge is working on - https://t.co/XnZglNLz0H https://t.co/XnZglNLz0H
Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 5:09am
Don't forget this weekend is the Victory Show in Leicestershire - a fantastic event suitable for the entire family - https://t.co/hh2TUbwPbE https://t.co/hh2TUbwPbE
Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 2:21am
A nice blog for the TV Pilot Paratrooper, the WW2 drama project we mentioned before about British Airborne. They start filming in... https://t.co/Db41SaJUae
Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 4:51am
We're giving a shout out to actor and US Veteran, Chris Mayo someone who has supported our film for a long time. Thanks for your kind words of support, we wish the film was not back in development again. Chris... https://t.co/XNVLDQTscR
Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 12:18am
Not many people write and sing a song about Pegasus Bridge, but Nick Wright has - https://t.co/c2GJV9D9NP https://t.co/c2GJV9D9NP

The Elephant Man 2019

The 2×90 minute drama biopic, from The Missing and Requiem producer New Pictures, will chart Merrick’s extraordinary story from his working-class beginnings in Leicestershire, through the work-houses, music halls and freak shows that punctuated 19th Century culture to his time at the London Hospital and his friendship with Dr Frederick Treves.

Commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, and written by Neil McKay (Moorside), the series will be directed by Richard Laxton (Mum). Executive producers are Elaine Pyke and Charlie Pattinson for New Pictures and Tommy Bulfin for BBC. Producer is Tom Mullens (Poldark). all3media will handle international distribution and is associate producer.

The series will be filmed in Wales with transmission due next year with additional casting under way.

The iconic Merrick has been the subject of countless medical studies, screen and stage performances. Born in the UK city of Leicester in 1862, at the age of five he began to develop physical deformities to his skin, face, arms and feet. When he was 11, his mother died from bronchopneumonia, his father soon remarried and by 17 he was a resident of the workhouse after his relationship with his father deteriorated. Seeking to escape the workhouse several years later, Merrick found his way into a human oddities show in London where he was exhibited as ‘The Elephant Man’. He met Treves in 1884, after the doctor had witnessed Merrick being exhibited in a shop across the road from the London Hospital. Treves brought Merrick to the hospital where he lived until his death in 1890, aged 27.

Among the many performers to portray Merrick have been David Schofield, David Bowie, Mark Hamill, and most recently Bradley Cooper in his West End theatre debut. In 1980, David Lynch famously directed John Hurt in a haunting classic which won BAFTAs for Best Film and Best Actor and scored eight Oscar noms.

Heaton, who plays Jonathan Byers in Netflix smash Stranger Things and recently wrapped on 2019 Marvel pic The New Mutants, said, “I’m extremely excited and honoured to be given the opportunity to take on the portrayal of Joseph Merrick in the BBC’s adaption of The Elephant Man. This is such a special role and a challenge for any actor. Joseph has such an incredible story and I can’t wait to go on this journey and bring him to life.”

Pyke, executive producer for New Pictures, added, “Joseph’s determination to be his own man, to earn a living, to find a sense of freedom and to express himself is inspiring to all. Neil McKay’s beautiful script captures this extraordinary story and we are thrilled that Charlie Heaton is going to play Joseph.”

 

Outlaw King

CHRIS PINE IS THE BRUCE 
Ahead of its premiere at Toronto Film Festival next month, Netflix has released trailer for OUTLAW KING which, out November 9th, sees Chris Pine playing Robert the Bruce who transforms from defeated nobleman to outlaw hero during the oppressive occupation of medieval Scotland by Edward I of England. Despite grave consequences, Robert seizes the Scottish crown 

Chris Pine in Outlaw King

and rallies an impassioned group of men to fight back against the mighty army of the tyrannical King and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, and Billy Howle also star.

Edward Bruce, Earl of Carrick (Norman FrenchEdward de BrusMiddle IrishEdubard a BriuisModern Scottish GaelicScottish GaelicEideard or Iomhair Bruisc. 1280 – 14 October 1318), was a younger brother of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. He supported his brother in the struggle for the Scottish crown, then pursued his own claims in Ireland. He was proclaimed High King of Ireland, but was eventually defeated and killed at the Battle of Faughart.


Watch Outlaw King on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/in/title/8019…

   ‘MIDWAY’ WW2 EPIC FILM

   ‘MIDWAY’ WW2 EPIC FILM
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!
Nick Jonas has just joined the stellar cast

Six Minutes to Midnight 2018

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!

 

Sons of Liberty 2015

In celebrating our fight for freedom from a tyrannical King, this is a true story of just a small portion that helped out nation become independent.  I thought this series was excellent.  Rent or stream if you can.  The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America. Based on true stories.

Intro

Trailer

 

 

Sam Adams Speech to Congress