Gladiator - Russell Crowe

Those About To Die – Prime Video picks up international rights

The show comes from producer/director Roland Emmerich, based on the book of the same name.  Fans of bloody gladiatorial combat rejoice! Via THR, we’ve learned that Those About To Die is coming to Prime Video. Commissioned by US streamer Peacock, the show draws on the same non-fiction text as the movie Gladiator. Across 10 episodes, … >

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Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter

Those About To Die – Anthony Hopkins cast as Roman Emperor Vespasian

The veteran actor will play the Emperor of Roman in a forthcoming gladiator series.   An epic period drama demands heavyweight casting, so it’s great to see Sir Anthony Hopkins signed up for an Imperial role. According to Deadline, he’s going to play the Roman Emperor Vespasian in the forthcoming drama Those About To Die. … >

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Luca Marinelli

M. Son of the Century – Joe Wright directs the story of Mussolini’s rise

Actor Luca Marinelli leads the cast as the Italy’s fascist dictator.  We love history here at CultBox Towers and there’s something compelling about the stories of how dictators rose to power. It’s doubtless why we’re addicted to Paul McGann’s podcast on the subject. While Real Dictators has yet to tackle however is Benito Mussolini, the Italian … >

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