Tuesday, January 5, 2016

LILY COLLINS, MATT BOMER LEAD 'LAST TYCOON' 1930'S TV SERIES! JAMES PUREFOY, MATTHEW GOODE JOIN JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS, LAURENCE FISHBURNE IN 'THE ROOTS' EPIC MINI SERIES

'THE LAST TYCOON' 
LILY COLLINS JOINS MATT BOMER IN PERIOD SET SERIES
Some really great casting news from the TV realm today, bringing some of our most beloved faces to the small screens, starting with dearest Lily Collins who has just been cast as the female lead next to Matt Bomer in Amazon's new series THE LAST TYCOON! Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished novel it will also have Kelsey Grammer and Rosemarie DeWitt in the cast!
As 'Deadline' reports, the project centres on Monroe Stahr (Matthew Bomer), Hollywood’s first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s as he climbs to the height of power pitting him against his mentor and current head of the studio Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer)! Lily Collins will play Brady’s young daughter Celia, a lost young rich girl in love with Monroe who begins taking her seriously after her intriguing movie pitch. Rosemarie Dewitt joins the cast playing Pat Brady’s wife, Rose Brady.

'THE ROOTS' EPIC SERIES
JAMES PUREFOY, MATTHEW GOODE JOIN JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS, LAURENCE FISHBURNE
Meanwhile, A&E has really rounded up an extremely star studded cast for their historical mini series THE ROOTS which, spanning multiple generations, follows the story of young Kunta Kinte (Malachi Kirby), who is captured in his homeland of Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he’s sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history, including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation.
THE STAR STUDDED CAST  
Rap star T.I., Mekhi Phifer,  James Purefoy, Matthew Goode have now joined Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Laurence Fishburne! The four, two hour, episode series will see T.I. play Cyrus, a headstrong slave who fights for his freedom for the Union Army against Confederate Forces; Mekhi Phifer is Jerusalem, a mute slave who works on the Murray plantation, but who is not quite what he appears to be; James Purefoy will play John Waller, the wealthy owner of a Virginia plantation who buys Kunta Kinte as a slave upon his arrival in America; Matthew Goode is Dr. William Waller, the educated, charming brother of John Waller!

34 comments:

  1. Lots of British talent in the remake of Roots, I see!

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  2. I'm not a fan of remakes, especially when the original made such an impact. Even though it's an awesome cast. I doubt The Roots will be shown to school children in history class like the original Roots mini series.

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    1. I've never seen the original, sadly, but I remember everyone knowing who Kunta Kinte was when I was a kid. This could be a chance for new kids to get to know the story

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  3. Matthew Bomer is pretty easy on the eyes...and I wouldn't kick James Purfoy out of my bed either...Looks like a good cast for the remake of Roots.

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    1. Yep, Matt's husband is such a lucky guy! We do love Purefoy too, I was just thinking how sad it is that his younger years have passed and he didn't get his big chance :( An underrated one for sure

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    2. Matt's husband IS lucky! James Purefoy was great as Antony in Rome

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    3. yes, especially when he bathed naked in his Roman villa yard :)

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  4. magnifico!!!! raices con james purefoy...que mas?

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    1. we do love us the purejoy of Purefoy

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  5. Such an amazing cast list for The Roots. I agree, thinking this is a great way for the newer generation of folks to get acquainted with the story.

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    1. yes, the old series is really old!

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  6. I am happy for Lily Collins. Yeah I have had my fill of slavery movies but glad this one will be shown to a whole new generation.

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    1. we absolutely adore Lily! Such a uniquely enchanting and expressive and radiant young lass

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  7. I'd like to see Roots, both the old and new. I haven't seen the old one yet.

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  8. Lily Collins... How are you doing?

    Oh hi Dezz. You're here too?

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    1. Lily is doing fine... although she currently has a poor taste in boyfriends

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    2. I'm always available. Well, I am before I wake up.

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  9. So they're rebooting Roots? Lavar Burton got his start there, if I remember correctly. That book help to grow the interest in family history and made genealogy the 3rd most popular hobby in the US.

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  10. The Roots? That sounds epic. I'm going to have to check that one out. Thanks for the heads up!

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    1. stay tuned for first pics and trailer later this year!

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    2. Dezzzz I knew I'd seen Crystal before. Now I know where too.

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  11. Good morning, Dez. At least it's morning here:) I just can't watch slavery movies. It is just too depressing.

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    1. yep, afternoon, early evening here :) It is, even more so when you know it still exists everywhere!

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  12. The Roots certainly does have an excellent cast. I always enjoy movies with Lawrence Fishburne.

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    1. and I with John Rhys Meyers, Goode and Purefoy

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  13. the Roots sound great.. I haven't seen the original one..

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)