Greenlight: Amazon eyes Redmayne; ‘Game of Thrones’ casting; ‘The Walking Dead’ crossover
Dream team: Redmayne and Jones to reunite and take to the sky?
Amazon Studios are eying Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, who last starred together in The Theory of Everything (2014), for Tom Harper’s The Aeronauts. Penned by Jack Thorne and based on a true story, the film will follow two hot air balloon pilots who embark on an incredible adventure to discover the secrets of the heavens. It’s a completely original piece of history hitherto untouched by any visual artist, leaving ample material to play with. Filming is expected to begin as early as Spring 2018.
Firefighter biopic Through the Fire heads to the small screen
Broadchurch producer Kudos has bought up the rights to Through the Fire, a memoir written by female firefighter Dr. Sabrina Cohen-Hatton. The unpublished book, set for release in 2019, charts Hatton’s rise from homelessness to Deputy Assistant Commissioner at London Fire Brigade. It is expected to take an unflinching look at the Westminster terrorist attacks, of which Hatton attended. Sounds like a thrilling story that will deffo turn a few heads.
House Grey to rise from the ashes in final season of Game of Thrones?
Season eight of Game of Thrones, filming next year, has added a new character named Sarra, played by actress Danielle Galligan. Sarra is known for belonging, in the books at least, to House Grey. The final season is heating up to be a watershed finale in the history of modern television, with new castings still flying in.
Get thine shit together! Lennie James to crossover into Fear the Walking Dead
Fan favorite Morgan Jones, played by Lennie James, is due to leave The Walking Dead at the end of its eighth season and crossover to spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead. The departure of a key character from AMC’s beloved show and eventual reintroduction into the spin-off series has long been hinted at, and is an interesting step forward into building a cohesive universe between the two shows.