Netflix to Produce Soccer Origins Drama by Julian Fellowes, Other European Original Series

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Netflix has announced a new set of original shows from Europe, including a high-profile soccer origins drama written by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes (pictured) and several series focusing on young people. The shows were announced at a See What’s Next Netflix event in Rome. The projects include: – from the U.K.: Netflix and British […]

Netflix Sets Julian Fellowes-Penned Soccer Drama, German Event Series ‘The Wave’ & More

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Busy Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is joining with Netflix and London- and LA-based 42 on a new series about the invention of modern football (soccer). The news emerged at Netflix’s See What’s Next event in Rome on Wednesday morning and was among a host of new projects announced.
Netflix VP of International Originals Erik Barmack said the football project will be penned by Fellowes and examine how the game reached across class divides to create the world’s most…

Tommy Flanagan, Bill Sage Join Indie Feature ‘The Wave’; Elena Kampouris Cast In ‘Summer Night’

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Sons Of Anarchy alum Tommy Flanagan and Bill Sage (Hap and Leonard) will join Justin Long and Donald Faison in the indie film, The Wave, which follows an image obsessed attorney (Long) who changes course on a high-stakes insurance case when a life-changing, drug-induced night on the town ends up changing his outlook on life. Gille Klabin is directing from a script by Carl W. Lucas, who also is producing the pic with Joshua Bunting through their EchoWolf Productions label…

Justin Long, Donald Faison To Star In ‘The Wave’ From Carl W. Lucas

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Justin Long and Donald Faison will star in the indie film, The Wave, written and produced by Carl W. Lucas with Gille Klabin directing. The pic is about an attorney who changes course on a high-stakes insurance case when a life-changing, drug-induced night on the town with co-workers actually ends up changing his outlook on life.
Long will play Frank, an image obsessed attorney who changes course on a controversial insurance case, ultimately deciding to authorize a…