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Ben To Star In History’s ‘Sons of Liberty’

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 expected to premiere in December.

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Comments

Linda said:

Looks like a cool project. I’m looking very much forward to seeing this series!
It’s great that Ben has a wide range of interests. I bet he’ll portray a decent Sam Adams!

June 4th, 2014

Rosanna said:

yes Linda I agree wholeheartedly with what you’re saying . Ben is very versatile. I’m confident he’ll nail it. Can’t wait either to seeing it . I’m very much into history !!!!

June 4th, 2014

Stephanie said:

According to Backstage.com, ‘Sons of Liberty’ begins filming this month (June) in Romania.

http://www.backstage.com/nyc-film-production-listings/

:)

June 4th, 2014

Linda said:

Thanks Stephanie for the update. Romania huh. Sounds interesting. I think 2015 will be a very interesting year for Ben. All those movies that will come to theatre and now this. Very excited!

June 4th, 2014

Nightshade said:

Wow, sounds quite a project, six hours! And good that he is getting lots more roles.

But oh Ben, why must you do all-American things now? You are the perfect Englishman – please come home!

June 4th, 2014

LaRose said:

Romania???? What the heckl???? Shouldn’t they be filming Revolutionary war stuff where it actually happened? I realize they probably want old growth forests etc to represent colonial times in Northeastern America but I live in New England and I want Ben to come here.

June 4th, 2014

Dina said:

I hope this series gets picked up unlike Exposed! But it’s great that Ben has new projects to do! :)

June 5th, 2014

brunnerzs said:

Thanks for the information! Good luck for Ben to Romania!

June 5th, 2014

Dina Makhmetova said:

So, Ben is going to act again in a period movie! Great news! Though it’s difficult for me to imagine him in the 18th century costume with their typical hairstyle. And Sam Adams lived a long life. Will we see Ben as an old man at the end of the film?

June 5th, 2014

CindyDakin said:

@LaRose other fans deserve to meet him too. Why always in the US? He’s not often in Europe!! :/

June 5th, 2014

LaRose said:

True Cindy. I’m just so anxious to meet him, that’s all. I don’t mean to sound selfish.

June 5th, 2014

CindyDakin said:

I want to meet him too and I really hope he’ll come to Germany for Seventh Son

June 6th, 2014

Sevim said:

Thanks for new information. Benjamin is a successful actor for old-time movies as we watched him in Dorian Gray. In fact, he is suitable for many kinds of things on screen and stage. Also he sings perfectly.

June 6th, 2014

Sevim said:

Stephanie, I’m looking forward to seeing Ben’s photos of “Sons of Liberty” in Romania.

June 6th, 2014

Stephanie said:

Looks like Ben is back in the UK at the moment:

“Oh and I also fitted and met Ryan Eggold and Ben Barnes. All in all, not a bad morning, as it goes #sonsofliberty”

https://twitter.com/ClareRamsell/status/474904155031879680

Michael Raymond James also tweeted from London, and was in Romania recently. :)

June 6th, 2014

Linda said:

Nice !!

June 6th, 2014

Stephanie said:

A little more info about ‘Sons of Liberty’ and filming dates via a recent interview with Dean Norris:

I just heard that you’ve been cast as Benjamin Franklin in this History miniseries Sons of Liberty.

It’s cool. They’re doing a real, down-and-dirty portrayal of the Founding Fathers. Ben Franklin was a real crazy son of a bitch! He was a drinker, womanizer, and an exhibitionist who had a lot of prostitutes. It should be fun. The way it was sold to me is that it’s not your high school history version of these guys, but really the way they were. They were rebels, and wild guys, but also guys that changed the world.

The press release said it would cover from the Boston Tea Party all the way through to the Declaration of Independence.

Yeah. And the scripts were great, so I think it’ll be a lot of fun to shoot. The show starts shooting in Romania sometime in July, and then I’ll start shooting in August. The shooting goes from July through to the end of September. It’s a six-hour miniseries, so I’m not sure if it’s six one-hour episodes or three two-hour episodes. I think the earliest it will air is probably in the spring.”

Source: http://thebea.st/SCltQ0

June 6th, 2014

Linda said:

Thank you Stephanie for the update. Greatly appreciated.
The more I read about the project the more I like it.
I’m wondering if Ben will stay in London for the rest of the month.

June 7th, 2014

LaRose said:

That latest swan pic!! wow!!

June 9th, 2014

Marly said:

LaRose, I second that. Wow!! He’s so gorgeous.

June 10th, 2014

brunnerzs said:

Hello Evribody!

Where is Sons Of Liberty’s screening place in Romania?

August 9th, 2014