BBC to Adapt Helen Fitzgerald’s The Cry for Miniseries

By January 8, 2018Adaptations, News

With Jenna Coleman Starring!

Fans of Helen’s Fitzgerald’s thriller The Cry will be thrilled to hear that the adaptation is in the hands of the BBC who will adapt the novel into a four-part psychological drama later this year.

Today it’s announced that Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who) will star, playing Joanna, while Australian actor Ewan Leslie will play her husband Alistair.

The book, first released in 2013 was adapted for screen by Jacquelin Perske and follows the story of a couple who have to deal with unthinkable tragedy when their newborn baby is abducted. What follows is a twisty turny psychological thriller, that we suspect will adapt perfectly for screen. The novel has sold around 7,000 copies to date but with a tie in edition ready for August, and the readers the adaptation is likely to bring in, that will increase.

The drama is being made for the BBC and will be produced by Brian Kaczynski for Synchronicity Films for BBC One. The Cry will be show in and around both Melbourne and Glasgow and is likely to air in the autumn, giving you plenty of time to read the novel before the adaptation airs!

Watch Shakespeare’s Juliet Capulet as a bisexual vampire

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Have you ever wondered if Juliet Capulet would make a good vampire? Or whether she was absolutely heterosexual? Yeah… Me neither… But it seems those questions will be answered anyway.

With a Kiss I Die is a new film directed by Ronnie Khalil. The Shakespearean classic has been reimagined as a vampiric romp, answering that age-old question of ‘what if Juliet Capulet was turned into a vampire and discovers her bisexuality?’

It is set 800 years after the death of Romeo and the death of Juliet as a mortal… Juliet (played by Ella Kweku), meets Farryn (Paige Emerson) who captures her heart much like Romeo had all those centuries ago.  Once again it seems the lovers are star-crossed as the ruthless head of Juliet’s vampire family does not approve of the lesbionics. Juliet finds she must choose between her love and her family, and is understandably nervous that she will be repeating her past and inviting tragedy once more.

With a Kiss I Die is released on August the 28th 2018 and you can preorder the film on iTunes.

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Watch the latest Winnie the Pooh live action movie trailer here

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Winnie the Pooh is starring in his own live-action movie, Christopher Robin, starring Ewan McGregor as the boy child all grown up, this Summer.

We first had a teaser trailer for it back in March’18 and Disney are treating us to another while we wait for the movie’s release.

In this latest trailer we get to see Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of Pooh’s friends!

Release date is August 3rd 2018- and we cannot wait!

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Season 6 of OITNB is Coming – and the Trailer is Here!

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The new season of Orange is the New Black (OITNB) is coming and the release date is announced as 27th July. The Netflix series which follows the life of Piper Chapman and the other prisoners at Lichfield Prison is based on the memoir of the same name, but fans of the memoir and the show will be aware that the show has gone ‘off page’, meaning it’s no longer true to the memoir.

That isn’t stopping us from lapping it up of course and if you’ve been eagerly awaiting season 6 then here’s the trailer.  Read More

Meryl Streep Cast in Upcoming Little Women Adaptation

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It was recently announced that a Hollywood film adaptation of Louisa May-Alcott’s classic novel Little Women is set to be filmed. The movie is going to be directed by Greta Gerwig, who recently received acclaim for directing the 2017 film Lady Bird. The film already has a star-studded cast, but now it has been announced that three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep is also on board. Read More

Game of Thrones’ Final Season Will Be “More Emotionally Torturous Than All the Years Before,” Says Sophie Turner

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Since its first season aired back in 2011, Game of Thrones has become one of the most watched and most successful TV shows of all time. The show is based upon George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels and, though it’s set in a fantasy land, includes all the violence, sex, political intrigue, and morally grey characters our own real world history features. Read More



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