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[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

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Starring Paul Giamatti And Laura Linney; Script By Kirk Ellis, Based On David McCullough's Pulitzer-Winning Best Seller; Also Starring Stephen Dillane, Tom Wilkinson, Rufus Sewell, Danny Huston, Sarah Polley, David Morse, Justin Theroux And Guy Henry

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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 spring 2008.

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 American President.

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 American patriarchs."





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· BAND OF BROTHERS (HBO)
· ELIZABETH I (HBO)
· FRANK HERBERT'S CHILDREN OF DUNE (SYFY)
· JOHN ADAMS (HBO)
· ROME (HBO)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)





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