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New HBO Miniseries of Brideshead Revisited Starring Joe Alwyn as Sebastian

Andrew Garfield, Joe Alwyn and Rooney Mara will star in Luca Guadagnino’s miniseries adaptation of #BridesheadRevisited for HBO. Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes are in talks to co-star .

by Anonymousreply 5811/21/2020

I predict dongs-a-plenty.

by Anonymousreply 111/05/2020

Joe is nice looking.

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by Anonymousreply 211/05/2020

Poor Taylor Swift - always dating gay men. Andrew Garfield's gonna snatch her man

by Anonymousreply 311/05/2020

r4 So does that mean that hottie DJ Calvin Harris is gay??? If only...

by Anonymousreply 411/05/2020


by Anonymousreply 511/05/2020

Taylor is straight and loves herself some English or Scottish dick. Harry Styles set the standard back in 2021 and she never returned to dating her countrymen after that.

Trust the dumbass He Pings to High Heaven Troll to jump into the thread.

by Anonymousreply 611/05/2020

Why do they redo this every couple of decades or so? The original series was beautiful. I even enjoyed the film version, in some ways more than the series version. Fiennes and Blanchett would be great, and Alwyn is beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 711/05/2020

*back in 2012

by Anonymousreply 811/05/2020

I love the novel and enjoyed the first miniseries and, in its own way, the feature film, but do we really need another go? There are so many other Waugh’s worth doing.

by Anonymousreply 911/05/2020

Here's Joe Alywn.

He would make a good Malone in Dancer from the Dance. Those big blue Princess Diana eyes.

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by Anonymousreply 1011/05/2020

Joe has a girthy penis.

by Anonymousreply 1111/05/2020

Joe is 6ft 1. I was desperate for him to play Malone, but it didn't happen.

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by Anonymousreply 1311/05/2020

Rooney Mara? It will be awful, unwatchable.

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by Anonymousreply 1411/05/2020

Who will play the bride?

by Anonymousreply 1511/05/2020

Wasn’t this already remade after the Irons/Andrews one?

by Anonymousreply 1611/05/2020

OP is trolling. See how there's no link?

by Anonymousreply 1711/05/2020

yeah there was movie a few years ago r16

by Anonymousreply 1811/05/2020

R17, see R2.

by Anonymousreply 1911/05/2020

Blasphemy! Lies & Corruption! Anthony Andrews and Jeremy Irons own these roles.

by Anonymousreply 2011/05/2020

Who will play the Teddy Bear? That obscene one from that Marky Mark movie I take it? I’m sure they will make him talking and perhaps have a few songs this time around?

by Anonymousreply 2111/05/2020

[quote] Who will play the bride?

And who will the bride give head to?

by Anonymousreply 2211/05/2020

How many non-whites are they intent on cramming into this shitfest?

by Anonymousreply 2311/05/2020

Viola could probably play a maid. She usually gets a nomination for that.

by Anonymousreply 2411/05/2020

Will he set it on Bologna instead of Oxford? Perhaps they are studying abroad?

by Anonymousreply 2511/05/2020

Another remake. Another Luca project. How about something and somebody new? I'm OK with Alwyn though. He's at least a fresh face.

by Anonymousreply 2611/05/2020

R26 His face maybe fresh, but I’d imagine his hole is blown out from all his time on the couch.

by Anonymousreply 2711/05/2020

Another remake?

by Anonymousreply 2811/05/2020

I know, R14, she's such a nothing actress.

by Anonymousreply 2911/05/2020


Evelyn Waugh came and visited George Cukor and they sat around smoking cigars in Cukor's playpen. Two weeks later they agreed his broken-backed story made an EXCELLENT book and would make a good mini-series but it needs to be cut and strengthened to make a film.

They said Ronald Colman was too old and Deborah Kerr was too young. Tyrone Power was too expensive to hire from Fox and Peter Lawford was equally pretty but inept.

George Cukor said Charles Ryder was too weak to sustain a two hour movie and all that effeminacy would have to be toned down so much that the audience wouldn't know what was happening. And he wasn't interested in the Sebastian Flyte's redemption and that other Catholic theme which mean almost nothing outside Waugh's small circle of fellow-religionists.

Waugh went home but got enough material for a quite different but equally BRILLIANT story called 'The Loved One'!

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by Anonymousreply 3011/05/2020

Luca is a loser.

by Anonymousreply 3111/05/2020

How many adaptations of this need to be made?

by Anonymousreply 3211/05/2020

I'm getting tired of Cate Blankett. She has worn out her welcome playing snooty bitches..

No doubt the costume designer will bedeck Blankett with a parade of fabulous costumes to mark the passage of time. But her character is actually a monastic mono-toned colourless person who eschews glamour because Jesus Christ demands it.

by Anonymousreply 3311/05/2020

R6. American women who fetishize British dong are always fucked in the head and usually classist and racist.

by Anonymousreply 3411/05/2020

I've never heard of this Joe Alwyn person. He's too tall.

He's got a face like Oliver Twist.

He's got a face like a smashed pie.

by Anonymousreply 3511/05/2020

I loved the first mini-series (anyone have a link to stream, no Netflix or Hulu).

But Ben Whishaw in the film was the best I can imagine.

I don't think straight actors, no matter how skilled or talented, can play complicated gay characters very successfully.

by Anonymousreply 3611/05/2020

The current generation will perceive this story as anti-gay. Sebastian supplies some temporary adolescent glamour but the shiftless hero flings him aside.

Sebastian is flung away and crumples into an emotionally-crippled, hopeless alcoholic (because he doesn't follow the teachings of Jesus Christ).

by Anonymousreply 3711/05/2020

[quote] How many non-whites are they intent on cramming into this shitfest?

It’s going to be like Hamilton. The entire cast will be trans sex workers of color.

by Anonymousreply 3811/05/2020

What a bad idea.

Up there when they thought it a good idea to remake Ben Hur a few years ago.

Some things you just don't remake.

by Anonymousreply 3911/05/2020

R39 Brideshead has been remade 4000 times by now.

by Anonymousreply 4011/05/2020

I think Ryan Murphy and the cast of Boys in the Band should remake it it playing all the roles, Monty Python Style.

by Anonymousreply 4111/05/2020

BR is becoming like Gatsby, the appetite to revamp posh porn never quite fades.

by Anonymousreply 4211/05/2020

As always, it will be a condemnation of the Catholic church.

by Anonymousreply 4311/05/2020

[QUOTE] I've never heard of this Joe Alwyn person. He's too tall

6 ft 1 is too tall? Begone, dwarf

by Anonymousreply 4411/06/2020

Talk about things the world does not need.

by Anonymousreply 4511/06/2020

[quote][R17], see [R2].

I stand corrected, R19. But you can see how this remake would sound like a terrible idea cooked up in the mind of one of our trolls with too much time on his hands.

[quote]Sebastian supplies some temporary adolescent glamour but the shiftless hero flings him aside.

So right up Guadagnino's alley then. Lots of opportunity to refrain from showing anything too gay.

by Anonymousreply 4611/06/2020

I w-w-wonder who they will g-g-get to enact the d-d-d-divine Anthony B-B-Blanche.

by Anonymousreply 4711/06/2020

Lord Marchmain’s mistress (was it Carla?) knew the drill. Those boys were fucking.

by Anonymousreply 4811/06/2020

R48 It was Cara, and yes, she knew. I love that character and she’s underused.

Why is this remake necessary? The 1981 miniseries will forever be the end-all for me. It was perfectly cast and Anthony Andrews is mesmerizingly beautiful as Sebastian. Jeremy Irons doesn’t do a thing for me personally but he’s an impeccable Charles.

At least Luca isn’t trying to shove two actors who rhyme with Spammer and Balamet down our throats. With Dakota J. as Julia.

by Anonymousreply 4911/20/2020

Isn't Andrew Garfield too old? Ditto Rooney Mara.

by Anonymousreply 5011/20/2020

Rooney Mara? Noooo, she ruins everything! Why can't she just star in Sias' new film about an autistic girl? It's the only role she's perfect for.

by Anonymousreply 5111/20/2020

Joe Alwyn is sexy. This is another reason to hate Taylor Swift even though she got political and helped Biden and HArris.

by Anonymousreply 5211/20/2020

[quote]Isn't Andrew Garfield too old?

Yes. Jeremy Irons was in his early 30s, and even that was borderline given that Charles is something like 19 when he meets Sebastian.

by Anonymousreply 5311/21/2020

And Rooney Mara as Julia!? That character needs to ooze sex appeal and Rooney has none. Zero. Awful choice.

by Anonymousreply 5411/21/2020

I always loan out my DVD's of the original mini-series as a test to whether I'm going to like someone or not. My boss only watched a few episodes and said it was "too 80's" (crossed her off). I'm surprised that I liked the film version - it was a different, more explicit, take, which was interesting.

by Anonymousreply 5511/21/2020

[quote]He's got a face like Oliver Twist.

Oliver Twist was a fictional character. How do we know what he looks like?

by Anonymousreply 5611/21/2020

"Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful."

by Anonymousreply 5711/21/2020

Honestly, I assumed Rooney would be playing the asexual Cordelia.

by Anonymousreply 5811/21/2020
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