Emily Hampshire (Jennifer) stars as Rebecca Morgan in CHAPELWAITE, a ten-episode series based on the Stephen King short story “Jerusalem’s Lot”, which is about Captain Charles Boone (Adrien Brody) who relocates his family to the town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. Rebecca, an ambitious young woman who had been attending Mount Holyoke College, returns to Preacher’s Corners to write a story for the prestigious Atlantic Magazine, and applies to be the Boone family’s governess with the notion of writing about them. (Rebecca’s mother knows the reputation of Boone Manor and disapproves of the idea.) While working there, Rebecca solves a mystery that has plagued her own family for years. CHAPELWAITE is currently filming in Halifax, Nova Scotia and will be on EPIX early in 2021. Continue reading →
Grant Bowler (Joshua Nolan) is Nua’s father Gideon Hamilton in “Side Effects” and “Blowout”, two episodes of the recently cancelled ABC series THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY (the American version of the 2013 Israeli comedy Lehiyot Ita which translates literally as “Being With Her”). The show is about an improbable relationship between Daniel, a baker, and Nua, a supermodel. In “Blowout”, the bakery is shut down because of asbestos, and Noa travels to see her father. There is an online petition to save the show and at this writing it has more than 156,000 signatures. “Baker and the Beauty is a show that depicts Latin families as warm, lovable, full of joy and compassion and humor,” said Nathalie Kelley (who stars as Nua) in a statement. “A cancellation by ABC means that there are now no shows on the networks with a Latinx cast. At a time when the public is marching in the streets demanding representation and diversity this is an extremely tone deaf decision.” All episodes of THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY can be streamed for free on the ABC website. Continue reading →
Rhona Mitra (Commander Kiva in “Subversion“) co-stars with Theo James and Stacy Martin in ARCHIVE, a film set in 2038 in a remote and secret research facility where scientist George Almore (James) has been trying to produce a human-like machine intelligence. What George isn’t telling anyone is that his true purpose is to bring back his wife (who died years previously in a car accident) using her digitized consciousness and a lifelike robot. The robot, it seems, has some objections to his plans. A trailer is available on YouTube. ARCHIVE will be released digitally in the US on 10 July.
Mitra is also Martha in the surrealistic mystery THE OTHER ME. Jim Sturgess stars as Irakli, a young architect diagnosed with a debilitating eye disease which distorts his vision and eventually causes him to believe that he can see other people’s true motives. He meets Nino (Andreja Pejic), an artist who lives alone in the forest. She becomes his artistic muse and their relationship quickly develops into love. Meanwhile Irakli’s wife Nutsa (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), who works three jobs, begins a relationship with her new boss, a socialite from America who is also trapped in an unsatisfying marriage. THE OTHER ME was written and directed by Giga Agladze, and filmed in Tiblisi, Georgia. No release date has been announced. Continue reading →