Sundance Channel is pleased to announced our newest scripted project: RESTLESS, a two-part original miniseries slated to premiere December 2012 and starring Hayley Atwell (above; CAPTAIN AMERICA), Rufus Sewell (Pillars of the Earth), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Michael Gambon (Page Eight) and Charlotte Rampling (MELANCHOLIA). Celebrated contemporary British novelist William Boyd penned both the book and the script, which depicts the thrilling story of a daughter who discovers that her mother was recruited as a spy during World War II.
What did you do Memorial Day weekend? Oh, you didn’t stay in and watch the BAFTAs on Sunday night? And you don’t know what the BAFTAs are? Well, it’s the annual awards celebration for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (so, it’s like the Emmy Awards). Anyway, on Sunday the cast of the Sundance Channel original drama APPROPRIATE ADULT, the story of British serial killer Fred West and his relationship with his here.
Congratulations to Emma Watson on her Golden Globe nomination for Sundance Channel original movie APPROPRIATE ADULT. Watson’s Janet Leach is up against some pretty heavy hitters in the Best Actress — Miniseries or Movie category. It’s a Brit-heavy competition featuring Kate Winslett, Mildred Pierce; Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey; Romola Garai, The Hour (which stars APPROPRIATE ADULT’s Dominic West); and some American lady named Diane Lane, CINEMA VERITE.
If you are anything like us, you can’t wait to see more of Dectective McNulty looking like Creepy McCreeperson. But, if you are not one of the legions of fans ready to tune into APPROPRIATE ADULT on Saturday night then perhaps we can convince you.
Dominic West as serial killer Fred West in APPROPRIATE ADULT.
If you’ve gotten even a whiff of Hollywood’s turd platter this season (Tower Heist? Seriously?), then the Sundance Channel has the cure. Instead of Kristen Stewart, we give you Lena Dunham. Rather than Brett Ratner, we’ve got Stanley Kubrick. And in place of Adam Sandler’s drag, we’ve made Dominic West over as a serial killer. Here are our picks for this week’s films that won’t leave you brain dead:
Emily Watson is one of those rare, highly versatile actresses that plays such a wide variety of roles – from a private eye to a housemaid to a dead bride and everything in between – that she literally defies typecasting. Two of her most memorable recent roles include Tammy, the assistant to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Caden Cotard in SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (2008) and Margaret Humphreys, a Nottingham social worker in the critically acclaimed ORANGES AND SUNSHINE (2010). I, along with everyone here at Sundance, am eagerly awaiting her next big role alongside Dominic West (The Wire) in APPROPRIATE ADULT, the upcoming Sundance Channel Original Mini-Series, airing this Fall.