The CultBox Podcast Roundup – November 2021

Welcome to the CultBox Podcast roundup for November 2021 Our favourites this month have included, in no particular order… The Economist Asks – Brian Cox Promoting his book Putting the Rabbit in the Hat, actor Brian Cox talks to Anne McElvoy about villains, Scottish politics, his role as Logan Roy in Succession and the show’s … >

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Wool – Harriet Walter joins the cast of Apple TV+’s dystopian drama

She will appear with the previously announced Rebecca Ferguson, Tim Robbins and David Oyelowo.  In news broken by Deadline, veteran actress Dame Harriet Walter has been announced to join the cast of Wool. The upcoming Apple TV+ series, based on Hugh Howey’s bestselling dystopian trilogy already has an impressive cast, including Rashida Jones and Common. … >

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The Return of the Rocketeer

The Return of the Rocketeer — Disney to reboot 1991 film

David Oyelowo to produce The Rocketeer reboot The Return of the Rocketeer for Disney The Hollywood Reporter has details on The Return of the Rocketeer, which is in the early stages of being produced by David Oyelowo for Disney. The original Rocketeer (1991) had a mixed reception (Rotten Tomatoes has it around 66% for both critic and audience reaction) but … >

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The Water Man trailer

The Water Man movie gets an official trailer ahead of May release

There’s an official trailer for David Oyelowo’s The Water Man ahead of the film’s May release The Waterman marks David Oyelowo’s debut as a director. He’s more known as an actor and has appeared in Midnight Sky and was remarkable as Inspector Javert in the recent TV adaptation of Les Misérables. Not only does he direct this latest film, but … >

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Fast Color Gugu Mbatha-Raw who stars in The Girl Before

The Girl Before starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw is filming now

Filming has started on The Girl Before, a new drama for HBO Max and BBC One starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and David Oyelowo It’s widely reported (including The Knowledge) filming has started on The Girl Before. It’s a four-part limited series adapted by JP Delaney from his book of the same name. What is The Girl Before? It tells … >

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Les Misérables: stars discuss musical comparisons

The BBC’s forthcoming adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables won’t have any singing but stars Lily Collins and David Oyelowo have discussed the inevitable movie musical comparisons… Stopping by The One Show to promote the series, Oyelowo was quick to address the obvious associations modern audiences have with Hugo’s novel. “As we all know, there’s been a very, … >

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BBC’s Les Misérables: first pictures revealed

The BBC have given us our first look at their forthcoming adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables – although no singing this time around… In the jazzy new photos we see Olivia Colman as Madame Thénardier, Adeel Akhtar as Monsieur Thénardier, Josh O’Connor as Marius, David Oyelowo as Javert, Dominic West as Jean Valjean, and Ellie … >

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5 realistic contenders to play James Bond next

The dust has barely settled on Spectre’s theatrical release and yet speculation on who will replace Daniel Craig as 007 is already rearing its head. To be honest, it never really goes away and probably started the day after Craig was announced as Bond in October 2005. Yet many of the actors whose names are … >

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