Wow! Maybe they really are trying to give James Cameron a run for his money!
It was announced yesterday that writer Julian Fellowes was working on a four-hour mini-series based on the 1912 sinking of the Titanic - to air on ABC, the UK's ITV, Canada's Global TV, and Australia's Channel 7, amongst many others - and now, it appears that Helen Mirren and Atonement's Romola Garai are circling roles in the project!
Although no information has been revealed about their potential characters, the drama is being described as a "heart-wrenching journey" and will include "multi-arc action, mystery, and romantic plotlines."
Filming is to begin this spring, with the premiere next year, as to mark the 100-year anniversary of the luxury liner's sinking.
Wowza. We have to admit, if it's done correctly, this could be a truly touching tribute to all those who lost their lives that devastating night.
What do U think?? Is a Titanic mini-series a good idea??
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