We have a lot to look forward to with Werner Herzog’s epic The Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman and Damian Lewis as Charles Doughty-Whiley and with the John le Carre adaption Our Kind of Traitor with star power from Ewan McGregor and Damian Lewis as British Intelligence Officer Hector Meredith hopefully later this year.
With Billions we have also a new major series around the corner a project with brilliant people involved in front and behind the camera!
Billions was picked up by Showtime in March and now first seasons shooting is about to start.
We will give you some information’s about show, cast and crew during the year here and we will of course keep you updated with news and pictures about the series and Damians part.
Billions is a new and timely and according to Showtime’s President David Nevin a provocative Series.
Billions is about two powerful figures in New York both ambitious and of high caliber.
US Attorney Chuck Rhodes goes after Hedge Fund King Bobby Axelrod and both will use their power and influence to outsmart the other…let the games begin..:-)
British actor Damian Lewis shared his stage and on-screen experiences with International New York Times theater critic Matt Wolf. Lewis discussed hit series “Homeland” and award-winning miniseries “Band of Brothers,” as well as his numerous theatre credits. He also exclusively revealed that he will be appearing in The Night of The Iguana on Broadway next year.
Damian Lewis, who has won Golden Globes and Emmys for his work as POW-turned-terrorist Nicolas Brody in Showtime’s Homeland, is near a deal to star opposite Nicole Kidman in director Werner Herzog’s Queen Of The Desert. The UK-born Lewis won’t have to hide his homegrown accent for the feature: He will play Lt. Col. Charles Doughty-Wylie, an unhappily married English war hero who engages in a turbulent affair with Gertrude Bell (Kidman), with whom he exchanged love letters with from 1913-1915 until he was killed in active duty at Gallipoli. Production is scheduled to begin in December.
Queen Of The Desert refers to Bell, the iconic explorer, writer, archeologist and attaché for the British Empire who is credited with helping to catalyze the formation of the Middle East at the dawn of the 20th century. Nick Raslan is producing through his Palmyra Films banner along with Cassian Elwes and Michael Benaroya. Benaroya Pictures banner is financing the film. Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales.
Lewis is represented by WME, Markham, Froggatt and Irwin, and Karl Austen.
Damian Lewis is attached to star in sci-fi thriller Alone, which Genesis Film Sales is selling internationally and presenting to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
The high-concept story is about a US astronaut who has to save the planet when he is the sole occupant of an orbiting space station.
The project will shoot in London. Kirk Weddell wrote the script and will co-direct with Chris Taylor, a VFX veteran who has worked on films including The Dark Knight Rises and Les Miserables.
Weddell and Mark Shields will produce for London-based Atlantic Picture Company. Gareth Jones (Lock Stock, Secretary) will serve as executive producer.
The Homeland actor recently shot another UK production, The Silent Storm, opposite Andrea Riseborough.
Lewis is represented by Markham, Froggatt and Irwin and WME. Weddell is represented by Intellectual Property Group.
Source: Screen Daily
More on the film:
Genesis Film Sales – Alone page
EXCLUSIVE: Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson to exec-produce love story starring Andrea Riseborough and Damian Lewis, due to get underway this summer.
Oblivion and Shadowdancer star Andrea Riseborough is to star alongside Homeland’s Damian Lewis in love story The Silent Storm, which WestEnd will be presenting to buyers in Cannes.
James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of Eon Productions will executive produce and finance the drama, which is produced by Moon co-producer Nicky Bentham of Neon Films.
BIFA-nominated director Corinna Villari-McFarlane has written and will direct the feature about an enigmatic outsider, played by Riseborough, living on a remote Scottish island who is caught between her commanding husband (Lewis) and a 17 year-old delinquent.
Principal photography is due to get underway this summer in Scotland.
Marc Samuelson, Steve Milne and Hani Farsi are also executive producers and financiers on the project alongside Transparent Film Financing.
“It is very exciting to me to be working with Corinna, a director who has a fresh female voice and a strong creative vision”, said Broccoli, whose Eon makes a rare foray into a non-Bond production. “Her inspiring script has attracted two of Britain’s most talented actors and we believe that she will make a powerful film”
On the question of whether Eon would be looking to produce more non-Bond features in the near-future, the outfit told Screen:
“We’re always interested in the potential of other projects whether it’s feature film, documentary or theatre, it just so happens we’ve been focusing more on theatre recently with the musical Once on Broadway and now in London.
“The timing on The Silent Storm has worked out well for us, we’re always excited to discover fresh British talent, Corinna is a really inspiring young female director with an incredible vision and her superb script has so far been attracting a fantastic British cast and crew.”