Stellan Skarsgard, Emily Watson Cast in HBO, Sky Miniseries ‘Chernobyl’

Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson have signed on to star in “Chernobyl,” the HBO and Sky nuclear disaster miniseries. The five-parter will dramatize the tragedy that took place at the titular nuclear plant in 1986 and the subsequent investigation. Skarsgard (“Mamma Mia”) will play Boris Shcherbina, head of the Bureau for Fuel and Energy of […]

Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson have signed on to star in “Chernobyl,” the HBO and Sky nuclear disaster miniseries. The five-parter will dramatize the tragedy that took place at the titular nuclear plant in 1986 and the subsequent investigation. Skarsgard (“Mamma Mia”) will play Boris Shcherbina, head of the Bureau for Fuel and Energy of […]

‘Chernobyl’: Stellan Skarsgård & Emily Watson To Star In HBO & Sky’s Miniseries

Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Emily Watson (The Dresser) are set to star opposite Jared Harris in HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl, a co-production between HBO and Sky.
Written by Craig Mazin, the five-part miniseries dramatizes the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — the April 26, 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in then- Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic — and tells of the brave men and women who sacrificed…

Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Emily Watson (The Dresser) are set to star opposite Jared Harris in HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl, a co-production between HBO and Sky. Written by Craig Mazin, the five-part miniseries dramatizes the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — the April 26, 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in then- Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic — and tells of the brave men and women who sacrificed…

Saoirse Ronan Is a Confused Newlywed in the First Trailer for ‘On Chesil Beach’ (Video)

Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan stars as a newlywed who battles societal pressures and sex in the first trailer for Bleecker Street’s “On Chesil Beach.”

“On Chesil Beach” follows a young couple in England in 1962, who find their new marriage complicated with issues of sexual freedom and pressures from society — and as a result, their wedding night is beyond awkward.

Billy Howie, Emily Watson, Samuel West and Anne-Marie Duff also star.

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Dominic Cooke directed the film in his motion picture directorial debut. It is based on the 2007 Booker Prize-nominated novella of the same name, written by Ian McEwan, who wrote the screenplay for the film.

The film had its world premiere in the Special Presentations section at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7, 2017.

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Ronan is currently nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for her role in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”

“On Chesil Beach” will hit U.S. theaters on May 18.

Watch the trailer above.

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Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan stars as a newlywed who battles societal pressures and sex in the first trailer for Bleecker Street’s “On Chesil Beach.”

“On Chesil Beach” follows a young couple in England in 1962, who find their new marriage complicated with issues of sexual freedom and pressures from society — and as a result, their wedding night is beyond awkward.

Billy Howie, Emily Watson, Samuel West and Anne-Marie Duff also star.

Dominic Cooke directed the film in his motion picture directorial debut. It is based on the 2007 Booker Prize-nominated novella of the same name, written by Ian McEwan, who wrote the screenplay for the film.

The film had its world premiere in the Special Presentations section at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7, 2017.

Ronan is currently nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for her role in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”

“On Chesil Beach” will hit U.S. theaters on May 18.

Watch the trailer above.

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Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson Lead ‘King Lear’ Adaptation for BBC, Amazon Prime

An all-star cast joins an upcoming adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” which will air on BBC Two and Amazon Prime in 2018.

Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson are reuniting for their third collaboration together in the production. Hopkins will play the titular ruler while Thompson will play his eldest daughter, Goneril.

This version will take place in an alternate present-day reality where Lear presides over a military dictatorship in England. In the play, an elderly king who’s descending into madness makes the decision to split his kingdom among his three daughters, which sends the land into chaos.

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Joining Thompson as Lear’s other daughters are Emily Watson (“Theory of Everything”) as the middle daughter Regan and Florence Pugh (“Lady Macbeth”) as Cordelia, the youngest.

“King Lear” will also star Jim Broadbent (“Gangs of New York”) as the Earl of Gloucester, Andrew Scott (“Sherlock”) as his son Edgar and John Macmillan (“Hanna”) as his illegitimate son Edmund.

Other castmembers include Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”) as the Earl of Kent, Christopher Eccleston (“The Leftovers”) as Oswald, Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”) as the Duke of Cornwall, Anthony Calf (“Riviera”) as the Duke of Albany and Karl Johnson (“Rome”) as Lear’s jester.

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BAFTA Award winner Richard Eyre (“Notes on a Scandal”) will be directing the TV movie.

“It is a tribute to the great Richard Eyre that we have brought together such a remarkable cast. The film is a testament to the BBC’s on-going commitment to the single drama, and we are very appreciative of their continued support,” executive producers Colin Callender and Sonia Friedman said.

“King Lear” was commissioned by Charlotte Moore at the BBC and will air on BBC Two. It’ was produced by Playground (Wolf Hall”) and Sonia Friedman Productions in association with Lemaise Pictures Limited. It is a co-production with Amazon Studios.

Other producers include Scott Huff and Lucy Richer.

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An all-star cast joins an upcoming adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” which will air on BBC Two and Amazon Prime in 2018.

Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson are reuniting for their third collaboration together in the production. Hopkins will play the titular ruler while Thompson will play his eldest daughter, Goneril.

This version will take place in an alternate present-day reality where Lear presides over a military dictatorship in England. In the play, an elderly king who’s descending into madness makes the decision to split his kingdom among his three daughters, which sends the land into chaos.

Joining Thompson as Lear’s other daughters are Emily Watson (“Theory of Everything”) as the middle daughter Regan and Florence Pugh (“Lady Macbeth”) as Cordelia, the youngest.

“King Lear” will also star Jim Broadbent (“Gangs of New York”) as the Earl of Gloucester, Andrew Scott (“Sherlock”) as his son Edgar and John Macmillan (“Hanna”) as his illegitimate son Edmund.

Other castmembers include Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”) as the Earl of Kent, Christopher Eccleston (“The Leftovers”) as Oswald, Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”) as the Duke of Cornwall, Anthony Calf (“Riviera”) as the Duke of Albany and Karl Johnson (“Rome”) as Lear’s jester.

BAFTA Award winner Richard Eyre (“Notes on a Scandal”) will be directing the TV movie.

“It is a tribute to the great Richard Eyre that we have brought together such a remarkable cast. The film is a testament to the BBC’s on-going commitment to the single drama, and we are very appreciative of their continued support,” executive producers Colin Callender and Sonia Friedman said.

“King Lear” was commissioned by Charlotte Moore at the BBC and will air on BBC Two. It’ was produced by Playground (Wolf Hall”) and Sonia Friedman Productions in association with Lemaise Pictures Limited. It is a co-production with Amazon Studios.

Other producers include Scott Huff and Lucy Richer.

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Bleecker Street Lands Toronto Title ‘On Chesil Beach’

EXCLUSIVE: Bleecker Street has a deal for U.S. rights to On Chesil Beach, the Dominic Cooke-directed drama that stars Brooklyn‘s Saoirse Ronan and Dunkirk‘s Billy Howle, with Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West and Adrian Scarborough also starring. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the 1960s-set drama centers on a young couple honeymooning on the English seaside.
Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley produced the BBC Films-backed drama. The film won…

EXCLUSIVE: Bleecker Street has a deal for U.S. rights to On Chesil Beach, the Dominic Cooke-directed drama that stars Brooklyn‘s Saoirse Ronan and Dunkirk‘s Billy Howle, with Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West and Adrian Scarborough also starring. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the 1960s-set drama centers on a young couple honeymooning on the English seaside. Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley produced the BBC Films-backed drama. The film won…

Angela Lansbury, Emily Watson Join BBC and PBS’ ‘Little Women’

Angela Lansbury and Emily Watson have signed on for “Little Women,” the upcoming adaptation of the 1868 Louisa May Alcott novel for the BBC in Britain and PBS Masterpiece in the U.S. The “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Theory of Everything” stars have been cast alongside British character actor Michael Gambon (“Churchill’s Secret”) and Jonah… Read more »

Angela Lansbury and Emily Watson have signed on for “Little Women,” the upcoming adaptation of the 1868 Louisa May Alcott novel for the BBC in Britain and PBS Masterpiece in the U.S. The “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Theory of Everything” stars have been cast alongside British character actor Michael Gambon (“Churchill’s Secret”) and Jonah... Read more »