Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Film Delayed for One Year?




There was an announcement yesterday that Kenneth Branagh's film starring Kate Winslet based on the popular The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society book will be delayed for one year.


Now, I don't want to engage in fruitless speculation, but a few things about this bit of news grabbed by attention. The reasons given for the delay were:


"...continued casting and timing issues", according to a representative for Guernsey's Commerce and Employment Department.



Producer Paula Mazur:  "It really is important to get the right cast on board,"


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In the meantime Richard Armitage is in New Zealand still filming The Hobbit. The first Hobbit film premieres in December of this year, and the second film premieres in December of 2013.  In between of course we know that Armitage will have to be out there doing PR for both films. Something all his fans are very much looking forward to.  


Casting and Timing Issues???

Now many fans have long discussed that one of the main characters in the book, Dawsey Adams, would be a perfect role for Richard Armitage. Since we have a year to wait for the Potato Peel Pie Society film to start filming, why not go over and join the fan campaign Richard Armitage for Dawsey Adams at the link below:



https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Armitage-for-Dawsey-Adams-Campaign/228951940486649



8 comments:

  1. Dawsey could be a wonderful role for Mr. Armitage! It is a lovely book. Who knew anything about the Channel Islands before? Sort of English; sort of French. A tax haven? The Dame of Sark?

    fitzg

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    1. It is a lovely book and he's overdue for a romantic role. Let's hope a role for him fitzg!

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  2. nooooooooooooo, I was so looking forward to the film :(((( They will make amends only if they cast some utterly brilliant stars next to Winslet!

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    1. There are a lot of great eccentric roles in this book for lots of good actors. Will be interesting to see who they cast.

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  3. Oh my goodness, that would be a dream come true if Richard Armitage was cast in this movie. ♥ I would watch it a bunch of times and buy it in every format, even laser disc, LOL.

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    1. LOL! Start saving those pennies now - between The Hobbit and if we're lucky enough that he is Dawsey - OMG.

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  4. Oh yessiree! That is such good news for me! I am keeping my fingers crossed, my arms, my legs and all my toes (everything but my eyes) crossed that they are waiting for RA to play Dawsey! That would be my dream come true! :)

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    1. I hope so too!!!! Maybe Branagh is listening.

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