Ian McKellen plays Norman, the hard-pressed dresser for Anthony Hopkins’ Sir in the Starz presentation, The Dresser.
During a Nazi bombing, a small theatre company is about to live up to the old saying, the show must go on, with their nightly performance of King Lear. Only Sir, their Lear has wandered off – leaving his dresser, Norman, in a bit of a quandry because even if Sir arrives in time to go on, he might not be all there.
The Dresser premieres on Starz on Maonday, May 30th (9/8C). For more, follow the jump.
Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins star in Starz’s first made for television movie, The Dresser – which tells the story of one fateful night, backstage in a small regional theatre during World War II as a troupe of touring actors stages a production of Shakespeare’s King Lear.
The Dresser will premiere on Monday, May 30th (9/8C). Check out the new trailer following the jump.
Sherlock Holmes is one of the most enduring characters in all of fiction. His ability to solve every problem (save for one, according to the Holmes canon) via a combination of knowledge and observation, and the logical extrapolations thereof, plus his acerbic no nonsense attitude make him far more intriguing than most fallible fictional characters and pretty much all other infallible ones.
So it is odd that Mr. Holmes, a film dealing with the character long after he’s retired to his country home and bees, should be so satisfying.
MR. HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare.
Production has begun on the Starz/BBC Co-Production of The Dresser – one of the great plays about life in the theater. The Dresser stars, Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen, are working together for the first time.
The Dresser takes place during one night during WWII. Bombs are falling but a certain theater company is anxious for another reason. They are putting on King Lear and Sir, the actor/manager who is playing Lear, is nowhere to be found! It falls to his dresser, Norman, to find him and get him ready before curtain.
No premiere date has been set at present. for more, follow the jump.
After a tonally confused beginning and terrific middle episode filled with all kinds of invention, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings Peter Jackson’s six-movie Tolkien binge to close with a rousing mid-point finale that both wraps up the story and sets the stage for the Lord of the Rings trilogy quite nicely.
Take the rosters of the first X-Men trilogy and X-Men: First Class and stick them in a movie and, you’d think, the result would be an overstuffed mess. You’d be wrong. Simon Kinberg’s script for X-Men: Days of Future Past takes the storyline from the fan favorite comics, rejigs them a tad and creates a far sleeker story than you would expect for a 131-minute movie. Then Bryan Singer takes that script and translates it into a movie where you actually care about the characters – plus fights and explosions and stuff!
Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey melds the slender Tolkien children’s novel and material from the appendices of The Lord of the Rings to create a movie that is not quite as dark as his brilliant LOTR Trilogy, or anywhere near as whimsically delightful as The Hobbit, Or There and Back Again. It comes across as LOTR Lite.