|[07/12/07 - 12:40 PM]
Principal Casting Announced for HBO Films' John Adams, a Seven-Part Playtone-Produced Epic Miniseries Event Executive Produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, Directed by Emmy(R)-Winner Tom Hooper, Set to Debut in Spring 2008
Stephen Dillane, Tom Wilkinson, Rufus Sewell,
Danny Huston, Sarah Polley, David Morse, Justin Theroux and Guy Henry are the latest additions to the project.
|[via press release from HBO]
PRINCIPAL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR HBO FILMS' JOHN ADAMS, A SEVEN-PART PLAYTONE-PRODUCED EPIC MINISERIES EVENT EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY TOM HANKS AND GARY GOETZMAN, DIRECTED BY EMMY(r)-WINNER TOM HOOPER, SET TO DEBUT IN SPRING 2008
Starring Paul Giamatti And Laura Linney;
Script By Kirk Ellis, Based On David McCullough's Pulitzer-Winning Best
Also Starring Stephen Dillane, Tom Wilkinson, Rufus Sewell,
Danny Huston, Sarah Polley, David Morse, Justin Theroux And Guy Henry
LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2007 - Tom Wilkinson ("In The Bedroom"),
Danny Huston ("Children of Men"), Rufus Sewell ("The Illusionist"),
Sarah Polley ("My Life Without Me"), David Morse ("16 Blocks"), Justin
Theroux (HBO's "Six Feet Under") and Guy Henry (HBO's "Rome") join Paul
Giamatti, Laura Linney and Stephen Dillane in the cast of HBO Films'
JOHN ADAMS, executive produced by Playtone's Tom Hanks and Gary
Goetzman, and directed by Emmy(r)-winner Tom Hooper. The seven-part
epic miniseries event explores American history through the eyes of one
of its greatest founding fathers, John Adams (Giamatti), a fiercely
independent spirit whose unwavering vision steered America through a
tumultuous period. The miniseries is scheduled to debut on HBO in
Based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography,
the miniseries is produced for HBO Films by Playtone. Emmy(r)
Award-winner Tom Hooper (HBO's "Elizabeth I") directs, and Tom Hanks and
Gary Goetzman (HBO's Emmy(r)-winning miniseries "Band of Brothers")
executive produce. The script is written by Kirk Ellis, who also serves
as a co-executive producer; Frank Doelger and David Coatsworth produce.
Kary Antholis, senior vice president, miniseries, HBO Films, is the
executive in charge of the production.
JOHN ADAMS taps into the uncertainty and intensity surrounding
the birth of the American republic and its first 50 years. With the
fervent support of his wife Abigail (Linney), and through a lifelong
political rivalry and friendship with Thomas Jefferson (Dillane), Adams
rose to be the leader of the American independence movement, the
nation's first ambassador to Holland and England, the first American
Vice President, the second American President, and father of the sixth
JOHN ADAMS shoots through July, with filming in Colonial
Williamsburg's Historic Area, Richmond, Va., and various sites in
Europe. The producers have received unprecedented cooperation from the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to shoot in its 301-acre Historic Area
of restored, reconstructed and historically furnished buildings.
Drawn from an extensive collection of letters, diaries and
family papers, David McCullough's biography of John Adams was a New York
Times best seller, and proclaimed by Time magazine as a "masterwork of
storytelling...a rollicking ensemble drama featuring a collection of
giants." The New Yorker hailed it as a "stirring history.
[McCullough's] vivid storytelling will surely persuade a generation to
look again at this obstinate, brave, and most deeply philosophical of
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