History is moving forward with its ambitious Revolutionary War miniseries and has firmed up a star-filled cast. The cable network has ordered the six-hour ‘Sons of Liberty’, which follows “a defiant and radical group of young men as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.”
Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) stars as Sam Adams, a natural born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief; Ryan Eggold is set as Joseph Warren, a doctor and man of conscience and integrity; Michael Raymond James is Paul Revere, a veteran who wholeheartedly joins forces with Adams; Rafe Spall will portray John Hancock, the wealthiest man in Boston at the time; and Henry Thomas is John Adams, a lawyer and the conservative, smart cousin of Sam Adams. Dean Norris rounds out the cast as the brilliant yet mischievous diplomat Benjamin Franklin.
‘Sons of Liberty’ is currently in pre-production and is set to premiere in 2015.
Millennium has picked up U.S. rights to thriller “God Only Knows,” starring Ben Barnes as a Boston criminal.
Leighton Meester, Harvey Keitel, Toby Jones, Kenny Wormald and Slaine also star. “God Only Knows” was produced by Matthew Chausse and was shot in Rhode Island and Boston last fall.
James Mottern (“Trucker”) directed from a script by Emilio Mauro, whose upcoming Fox series “The Middleman” is exec produced by Ben Affleck.
Story centers on an ambitious young man running with the Boston crime syndicate who realizes that the glory days of the Mafia are long gone. Without telling his boss (Keitel), he decides to strike out on his own and expand the business — putting himself and everyone he loves in grave danger.
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