Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BRITISH BOYS DAY: COLIN FIRTH TO STAR IN WW2 DRAMA 'BENJAMIN'S CROSSING', KENNETH BRANAGH IN 'KEEPER OF THE DIARY' AS OTTO FRANK, RAFE SPALL IN 'DENMARK' COMEDY

COLIN FIRTH TO STAR
IN WW2 'BENJAMIN'S CROSSING'
Ladies, rejoice! It's the British Boys day today here! First stop Firthville! As 'Deadline' reports Colin Firth will star in BENJAMIN'S CROSSING period set drama about a man who crossed the Pyrenees Mountains running away from the Nazis!
Based on Jay Parini novel (his other novel The Last Station on Tolstoy has already been adapted), it is a  a true story set in 1940 when Jewish philosopher Benjamin finds himself forced to flee his home in Paris on the heels of the Nazi invasion. With nowhere else to turn, he meets Lisa Fittko, who is helping refugees escape to Spain through the Pyrenees. Despite his weak physical condition, Lisa reluctantly agrees to bring him along, leading an unlikely group of refugees on a daring adventure that will change their lives forever.

KENNETH BRANAGH IS OTTO
FRANK 'KEEPER OF THE DIARY'
Just a week ago you saw the first photos from Kenneth Branagh's directed Murder on Orient Express, in which he also plays Hercule Poirot the famous detective, and now he will play another famous Jew - Otto Frank in KEEPER OF THE DIARY which depicts his struggle to find a publisher for the diary written by his daughter Anne Frank before she perished in the Holocaust. He was aided by an ambitious young woman who, fresh out of the Doubleday typing pool, became a junior editor trying to find her way by combing through the slush pile for publishable manuscripts. She and Otto Frank found each other and their perseverance led to the publication of one of the most enduring documents of the Holocaust. That woman, Barbara Zimmerman, became a publishing legend at Doubleday and was the founder of the New York Review of Books. As 'Deadline' writes, the movie is set right after the WW2.

RAFE SPALL TO END UP
IN A PRISON IN 'DEN- MARK'
Meanwhile, another of our beloved Brits, ever so charming and lovely, Rafe Spall, will star in a more light of genres - a comedy DENMARK - with a rather funny plot: the story will follow a man’s decision to leave behind his dreary life and start afresh. Spall will play Herb, a down on his luck Welshman with no job, horrible neighbours and even worse prospects. When he discovers that Danish convicts live a luxurious life he could only dream of, he finally feels that he has something to aspire to: a life in Denmark as a prisoner. Spall's currently shooting new Jurassic World.

12 comments:

  1. Keeper of the Diary sounds like a fascinating story. I didn't know it was so difficult to find a publisher for Anne Frank's diary.

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    1. I didn't even know there was Otto, I thought they was all dead

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  2. All three of these movies sound good!

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    1. I had to pull them out of my stash

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  3. We do swoon for the British boys. Irish ones too. Oh, and the ones from Australia... Just give me all the boys and I'll be one happy chica ;)

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    1. and the ones from Wales and Scotland and the Scandinavians and Slavic too.

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  4. I really like Colin Firth as an actor.

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    1. hope you will like him in this role as well!

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  5. I have such a hard time with WWII movies, or anything surrounding them. The holocaust just kills me. The idea that people could place so little value on life, it breaks my heart.

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    1. what breaks heart is that some countries are still doing it and nobody cares about it

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