The Great

     NEW ‘THE GREAT’ TRAILER
POKES FUN WITH THE EMPRESS
THE GREAT a new historical comedy series that will start on Hulu May 15th starring Elle

The Great hits Hulu from May 15th this year

Fanning as Russian empress Catherine the Great and Nicholas Hoult as her husband Petter III of Russia. Hulu has released a new trailer which you can watch below and tell us what you think. Unlike most other series that

Nicholas Hoult plays crazy Russian Emperor Peter III

depicted the longest reigning Russian monarch, this one will do it with a touch of comedy incorporating historical facts only occasionally. The mini series will describe the beginnings of their arranged marriage and how, in order to leave

Elle Fanning has been chosen to wear the Russian imperial crown

her mark in history, ‘all’ she had to do was kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military, and get the court onside. The ten episode series also stars our dearest Gwilym Lee from Jamestown and Sebastian de Souza from Medici!

Love Sarah

Personally, I’ve been waiting a long time to see Rupert-Penry Jones on screen in anything.  You may remember him in Austen’s Persuasion.
LOVE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT  OF ALL
Love Sarah should be out this April in UK   –   No US date yet

An outstanding British thespian, a heart-warming story and an uplifting plot, a godlike blond superhunk and all that garnered with scrumptious cakes and mouth watering desserts – what more could one really want from a film? That is exactly what you will get from LOVE SARAH, a delightful British comedy drama that arrives into cinemas 24th April in United Kingdom and throughout May in Europe, and it was sold in more than 50 countries so chances are you will see it in your local cinema too. British stars Celia Imrie and Rupert Penry Jones lead the film directed by Eliza Schroeder and you can check out the

Celia Imrie leads the cast of the movie

first trailer below!

  The Story Of The Movie
Determined to fulfil her late mother Sarah’s dream of opening a bakery in charming Notting Hill, 19-year-old aspiring ballet dancer Clarissa (Shannon Tarbet) enlists the help of her mother’s best friend Isabella (Shelley Conn) and her eccentric estranged grandmother Mimi (Celia Imrie), who did not have the chance to make amends with her estranged, now dead, daughter, in order to make late Sarah’s dream a delicious reality. These three

Pastel colours dominate the visuals of the uplifting movie

generations of women will need to overcome grief, doubts and differences to honour the memory of their beloved Sarah while embarking on a journey to

The movie premiered at  Glasgow Film Festival this year

establish a London bakery filled with love, hope and colourful pastries from all over the world. Rupert Penry Jones plays the super charming master baker

With the bakery becoming a hit with its cakes from around the world the movie carries the important message of multiculturalism.

who will help their bakery become a hit with his opulent cakes. It is also possible that he might be her father she never knew. Bill Paterson plays an inventor with whom Mimi has a romance.

Jungle Cruise – July 24th

SENDS EMILY BLUNT AND DWAYNE JOHNSON TO AMAZON JUNGLE
The cruise through the jungle starts July 24th

Disney has launched the second trailer and posters for a movie that will possibly be one of next summer’s biggest hits: JUNGLE CRUISE with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE is an adventure filled, Amazon jungle expedition starring Dwayne Johnson as the charismatic riverboat captain and Emily Blunt as Lily Houghton, a determined explorer on a research mission. She is trying to find a tree that has healing powers. Also starring in the film are Edgar Ramirez (as the main villain at least judging by the trailer), Jack

Emily Blunt is explorer Lily Houghton in the film

Whitehall (as her brother McGregor), with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. The sail starts July 24th, 2020! This is both Dwayne’s and Emily’s fourth movie for Disney. Disney has also released funny character posters in which you cannot see the face of one of them.

In Jungle Cruise
Emily Blunt plays Lily, who travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists the help of Frank, played by Dwayne Johnson, a questionable skipper to guide her downriver on his run-down boat, La Quila. Lily is determined to locate an

Dwayne Johnson is riverboat captain Frank

ancient tree with incredible healing properties, holding the power to change the future of medicine. The unlikely duo is thrust into an epic adventure with one another where they encounter innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all hiding within the deceptive beauty of the grand rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes are raised as the fate of mankind hangs in the balance.

Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think, we think it emits The Mummy and Jewel of the Nile type of super thrilling adventure vibes!

The English Game … Mar 20

THE ENGLISH GAME which Netflix will stream in all

New series The English Game streams from March 20th at Netflix

its six episodes from March 20th. Like Belgravia, this new period set series also comes from Julian Fellowes following the beginnings of soccer in Britain in the mid 19th century.

The English Game will be a six part series set in the 1800s and will describe how the world’s most popular sport of football crossed class lines and became a worldwide phenomenon despite its humble beginnings on the pitch at London’s Limes Field!
Who Is On The Football Field?

The male part of the cast is exquisitely strong led by two of our dear hunks Edward Holcroft (as Arthur Kinnaird – known as the ‘First Lord of

The mini series will air in six hourlong episodes

Football’) and Kevin Guthrie (as Fergus Suter from Glasgow, who is often considered the first recognized professional footballer) next to Craig

Kevin Guthrie, Ben Batt, Craig Parkinson, Ed Holcroft lead the cast

Parkinson, Ben Batt, Henry Lloyd Hughes, Gerard Kearns and Daniel Ings! Jamestown star Niamh Walsh leads the female part of the cast

Kevin Guthrie plays the Scottish footballer Fergus Suter

alongside Kate Phillips and, sadly, Charlotte Hope (who judging by the trailer, is as bad here as she was scandalously atrocious in the god-awful

Niamh Walsh returns to TV after Jamestown epic drama

Spanish Princess). It is interesting that the actors who play the footballers trained at Trafford Training Centre in Carrington, the training ground of

Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes is producing the series

Manchester United. They had to play in the 1880s style that is different from the game today. Check out the beautiful trailer below and tell us what you think:

Blithe Spirit 2020 *** May 01. 2020 UK

PUTS JUDI DENCH AND DAN STEVENS AMONG SPIRITS
Blithe Spirit arrives this spring / USA release as yet to be announced

True love never dies. Literally in the first delightful trailer and poster for Studiocanal’s fantasy comedy  BLITHE SPIRIT which will spirit its way into UK cinemas this May starring Judi Dench and Dan Stevens alongside Isla Fisher, Leslie Mann and Emilia Fox. Judi Dench plays a  spiritualist medium who holds a seance for a writer (Dan Stevens) suffering from writers block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years. The movie does not have a release date for Northern America, but will hit parts of Europe from June.

Belgravia 2020

‘BELGRAVIA’ EPIC SERIES
LAUNCHES MARCH & APRIL
The series will hit ITV next month!

We did not really expect that the first major period set drama of 2020 will arrive to us only in March, but the broadcasters have been very mean to us in the first two months of the year and thus BELGRAVIA will be the first of the bigger costume series to launch the new decade when it starts airing in March on British ITV and then from April 12th over at Epix in USA. Produced by Carnival Film it will air in just six hourlong episodes with Jamestown’s John Alexander directing the whole saga based on Julian Fellowes‘ 2016 book of the same name set in the 19th century when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders the emerging industrial nouveau riche.

Belgravia will move to Epix on April 12th!
Class Divides. Love Unites
The story set in the London high class of 1840s, actually begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, when the Duchess of Richmond throws a party in Brussels for the Duke of Wellington. Among the guests are James (Philip Glenister) and Anne Trenchard (Tamsin Greg), who are living on the profits of newfound trading success. Their young daughter Sophia (Emily Reid) has caught the eye of Edmund

The series is a six episode adaptation of Julian Fellowes’ novel  Belgravia

Bellasis, the son and heir of one of the richest and most prominent families in England. Twenty five years later, when the two families are settled into the newly developed area of Belgravia, the events of the ball, and the secrets, still resonate.

Who Else Is In The Cast?

The cast also has Ella Purnell as Lady Maria Grey, Alice Eve as Susan Trenchard, the beautiful daughter of a successful merchant, and Harriet

Harriet Walter and Tom Wilkinson are the Brockenhursts

Walter as the Countess of Brockenhurst with Tom Wilkinson as Peregrine, Earl of Brockenhurst! Tara Fitzgerald, Richard Goulding, James Fleet,

PhilIip Glenister, Tamsin Greg and Alice Eve are the Trenchards!

Adam James, Paul Ritter and Saskia Reeves are also in the cast. Check out the Northern American trailer below and stay tuned for the exact airing date of Belgravia in the United Kingdom!

The Green Knight

BRINGS A NEW SIR GAWAIN
Dev Patel takes the role of Sir Gawain

Here‘s another colour blind rewrite of legends and history: first teaser for historical fantasy movie THE GREEN KNIGHT In which Dev Patel plays Gawain, King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight (Ralph Ineson), a gigantic emerald skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. The movie, which is supposed to be based on one of the most famous of Arthurian

The movie will hit cinemas May 29th this spring

legends, will also star Alicia Vikander, Sean Harris and Joel Edgerton, and is out May 29th! You can also check out the poster which is probably one of the ugliest ones we’ve seen in our spying career!

 

 

The Gilded Age Series

 
HARRY RICHARDSON & THOMAS COCQUEREL JOIN THE CAST

While you can expect Julian Fellowes‘ new drama Belgravia this spring, he is already preparing another costume series but set in America. I’ve already announced the cast for THE GILDED AGE, a 19th-century series he is producing for HBO, but now they’re joined by Poldark’s Harry

Harry Richardson will be a rich son in the series

Richardson and In Like Flynn’s Thomas Cocquerel alongside Jack Gilpin. They join Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Amanda Peet, Morgan Spector, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson and Simon Jones who are already in the cast.

The Gilded Age
begins in 1882 – introducing young Marian Brook, the orphaned daughter of a Southern general, who moves into the home of her rigidly conventional aunts in New York City. Marian gets caught up in the dazzling lives of her stupendously rich neighbors, led by a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife struggling for acceptance by the Astor and Vanderbilt set. Will Marian follow the

Thomas Cocquerel will be a lawyer in the new series

established rules of society, or forge her own path in this exciting new world that is on the brink of transformation into the modern age?

Harry Richardson will play Larry Russell. Appealing and good-natured with an easy charm, Larry is a recent Harvard University graduate eager to make his way in the world. Thomas Cocquerel will be Tom Raikes, a sensible young lawyer who has been a solitary and career-driven practical man but is smitten when he meets Marian, his late client’s orphaned daughter. Jack Gilpin will portray Church, the Russell family’s butler. He is American, from a dismal background, but evades his past by excelling at his job. He has no time for nonsense in the workplace due to his attention and care for his job.
Still no releasing date.  We’ve been waiting for a least two years for this.

The Personal History of David Copperfield *** May 8, 2020

     ‘THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD’ COMEDY
The movie opened in UK this weekend

FROM RAGS TO RICHES AND BACK AGAIN

This one has been criticised for forcefully imposing diversity in the casting for a period set movie and for putting quirky humour which did not exist in the original book by Charles Dickens, but some also praised it for the funny approach to a costume drama. We shall have to judge for ourselves as THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD is currently playing in British cinemas and will head over to USA and Russia in May. The big screen adaptation re-imagines

This is the first movie adaptation of the novel in last 50 years

Charles Dickens’ classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award winning filmmakers giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from

Tilda Swinton is Betsey Trotwood in the period set movie

across the world. Director Armando Iannucci lends his wry, yet heart-filled storytelling style to revisiting Dickens’ iconic hero on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England!

    What’s The Story About? 
From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth,

Ben Whishaw is Uriah Heep in the period set adaptation

as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.

Who Is In The Colourful Cast?

Beside Dev Patel who takes the lead role of David Copperfield, the cast also includes Hugh Laurie as Mr. Dick, Tilda Swinton as Betsey Trotwood, Ben Whishaw as Uriah Heep, Morfydd Clark as Dora Spenlow, Aneurin

Hugh Laurie takes the role of Mr. Dick in the period set drama

Barnard as James Steerforth, Daisy May Cooper as Peggotty, Gwendoline Christie as Jane Murdstone, Rosalind Eleazar as Agnes Wickfield, and Paul

The budget of the costume movie was close to 16 million dollars

Whitehouse as Mr. Peggotty.The movie already won awards for best supporting actor (Hugh Laurie), best screenplay, best costume and

The film premiered at Toronto Film Festival back in September

production design at British Independent Film Awards last year. Although many consider the casting quite controversial, the movie did score a nomination for best casting at British Film Academy Awards for 2020.

 

Lord of the Rings – Series

ROBERT ARAMAYO TO PLAY HERO BELDOR IN AMAZON’S LORD OF THE RINGS, MOST EXPENSIVE TV SERIES EVER!

  ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ SERIES
ROBERT ARAMAYO IS BELDOR
Earlier this winter everyone was shocked when Will Poulter left Amazon’s LORD OF THE RINGS TV series which is currently in pre-production, but it did not take them long to replace him. His role of young hero  Beldor will now go to Robert Aramayo, who starred in Harley and Davidson and Game of Thrones series. As Deadline reports, Amazon has already ordered the second season of the new epic show, the most expensive project ever seen on the small screens (the are rumours that the whole series will cost more than one billion dollars), but the production will go on a few months hiatus after filming first two episodes of season one so that the writers could map out the story and prepare it for season two as well. The only thing that is known of the plot so far is that it will be set in Middle Earth, exploring new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. We have already announced Maxim Baldry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh (as female lead Tyra), Joseph Mawle (as villain Oren) and Morfydd Clark (as Elven queen Galadriel) in the cast of the series that will have 20 episodes in the first season.
Robert Aramayo will be the male lead apparently
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