It’s been, what – about 10 days now since Richard Armitage’s next, or at least a future, project has been the topic of speculation and concern? I think I’ve got something. What would many of us like to see –
a period/costume drama
Armitage in uniform
a war story
an action film
a dramatic role
an adaptation of a great book
a classy producer, like BBC
a successful producer like Harvey Weinstein
something that wouldn’t commit Mr. Armitage for another chunk of his life
long hair, curls
a good script by a good writer – like Andrew Davies ( Pride and Prejudice, House of Cards)
Well, we’re in luck. Any number of roles would do for Mr. Armitage – and if we start reading now, we’ll be finished by the time it airs in 2015.
May I present, Richard Armitage as just about anybody in Leo Tolstoy’s WAR AND PEACE, a six part mini-series, written by Andrew Davies, Produced by BBC and The Weinstein Company, and as yet, uncast. And, it’s going to air on BBC America simultaneously or shortly after its BBC airing.
There are any number of roles Richard Armitage could play – though I would rule out Napoleon for obvious reasons – OK, maybe not that obvious considering his recent part as another short guy, but we don’t want him type-cast in small roles ( not that there’s anything wrong with that).
And, if Andrew Davies gets his way, maybe we’ll see some frontal nudity, now that we know he likes the idea.
So, group read anybody?