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Egyptian star Amr Waked (best known internationally for his performances in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Syriana) has joined the cast of the Weinstein Company/Netflix TV series collab, Marco Polo, which follows the travels of the 13th Century explorer. Currently shooting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Waked joins star Lorenzo Richelmy, who is playing Marco Polo, as well as Benedict Wong, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii and Rick Yune. The 10-episode drama was created by John Fusco, and focuses on the famed explorer's journey that takes him to the center of a brutal war in 13th century China - "a world replete with astonishing martial arts, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Story follows a young Marco Polo (Richelmy), who finds himself at the center of a brutal war between two empires in 13th century China, rife with close combat, romance and sexual intrigue, religious tension, political skullduggery and spectacular battles.
Chen will play Chabi, empress of of the Yuan Dynasty.
This marks her return to television after appearing in “Twin Peaks” for several seasons. Chen’s past credits include “Hemingway and Gellhorn” and “Lust, Caution.” She is repped by Inphenate and attorney Stuart Rosenthal.
The 10-episode series will bow on Netflix in late 2014.
- Justin Kroll
Review Becky Lea 28 Apr 2014 - 21:58
ITV's new crime mini-series is a tense, dramatic affair - though when was the last time you saw a floppy disk in real life?
This review contains spoilers.
Prey opens with police officer Marcus Farrow (John Simm) emerging from a crashed police van: not in his professional capacity, but as a prisoner. He swiftly makes an escape after helping the other victims of the crash in a bold opening that quickly sets the tone for the remaining episode. Flashback to three days earlier, Farrow is helping his colleague and friend, Sean (Craig Parkinson), with an investigation into a body that could be a missing Turkish gangster, the key to which could be on a couple of floppy disks which hold the original case files (it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a floppy disk as a crucial plot point).
What initially »
After taking on politics and the American prison system with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, respectively, Netflix is looking to the high seas for its next original series. Marco Polo, based on the life of the famed explorer, was green-lit back in January, and now the streaming giant has secured an all-international cast to lead the series, planned to run for 10 episodes.
Lorenzo Richelmy will star as the titular explorer, whose journeys take him into the center of a vicious war raging in 13th century China, into “a world replete with exotic martial arts, political skullduggery, spectacular battles and sexual intrigue,” according to the official press release. The Italian actor is almost entirely unknown to American audiences, though he did star in the 2010 film Fat Cat, for which he won an acting award at the Brussels International Film Festival.
Richelmy is joined by multiple actors who »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Weinstein Company hierarchy announced (8) that production is underway on the Netflix original series based on the epic adventures of the legendary explorer.
Shoot locations include Italy, Kazakhstan and the new Pinewood Studios in Malaysia.
The Weinstein Company has acquired rights from Beta Film to the crime drama series Gomorra after starting negotiations at Mipcom 2013. Stefano Sollima, Claudio Cupellini and Francesca Comencini direct and Marco D’Amore, Fortunato Cerlino, [link »
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Marco Polo has been found.
The previously announced, highly anticipated drama from The Weinstein Company about the adventures of Marco Polo has begun production for Netflix.
The show, which will have a 10-episode first season and premiere on Netflix in late 2014, will follow the famed explorer’s journey as it takes him to the center of a brutal war in 13th century China, “a world replete with exotic martial arts, political skullduggery, spectacular battles and sexual intrigue,” according to the press release. The cast includes Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo, Benedict Wong, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii, and Rick Yune. »
- Erin Strecker
Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy ("Terra e vento," "Fat Cat") will play the title character. Also in the cast are British actor Benedict Wong ("Prometheus"), American-born Rick Yune ("Olympus Has Fallen"), Australian Remy Hii ("Neighbors"), Chinese actor Zhu Zhu ("Cloud Atlas"), and Hong Kong-born Tom Wu ("Skyfall")
Filming has begun in Venice with the production slated to move to Kazakhstan and then the new Pinewood Studios facility in Malaysia. The series will mostly stick to Polo's time traveling in China during the 13th century.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
The streaming service has put together a decidedly international cast for its upcoming drama about the legendary 13th century traveler. Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy stars as the title character in Marco Polo, which has begun filming in Venice before moving on to Kazakhstan and the new Pinewood Studios in Malaysia. Richelmy starred in the Italian dramedy Terra e vento and has appeared in other films including Fat Cat and Terzo tempo. The cast also includes England’s Benedict Wong (Prometheus), China’s Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas), Hong Kong-born and London-raised Tom Wu (Skyfall), Aussie Remy Hii (Treading Water) and Washington, D.C. native Rick Yune (Olympus Has Fallen). Creator John Fusco and Harvey Weinstein are executive producing the Weinstein Co. drama, which received a 10-episode straight-to-series order in January. Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg are directing the first two episodes. Dan Minahan is exec producing and also directing two episodes. »
- ERIK PEDERSEN
The Weinstein Company announced today that production is underway on "Marco Polo," a Netflix original series based on the epic adventures of Marco Polo. Shoot locations for the ten episode first season include Italy, Kazakhstan and the new Pinewood Studios in Malaysia. Netflix plans to premiere the series in late 2014. The famed explorer.s journey takes him to the center of a brutal war in 13th century China, a world replete with exotic martial arts, political skullduggery, spectacular battles and sexual intrigue. The global cast includes Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo, Benedict Wong, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii and Rick Yune. Creator John Fusco and Harvey Weinstein will serve as executive producers. Dan Minahan will also serve as executive producer and will direct two »
9 items from 2014
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