Despite confirmation by Richard Armitage and others here, that he would be starring in Edith Wharton’s Summer, directed by Karen Moncrief, It looks like, for now at least, Summer is on hold ( only in development), and
director Karen Moncrief has turned her attention from Richard Armitage to Lee Pace.here
This appears to me to be a good dramatic role for side dish, Lee Pace, but I wish we could learn more about what’s happened to Summer. Scheduling problems? Financing? Your guess is as good as mine.
Maybe this silly post from yesterday was prophetic.
Thanks to Amazing Grace, (@Rashima) for this link from Film Industry Network ( Yes, Iain Alexander’s creation), in which Richard Armitage is either interviewed separately by FIN staff and Cybersmile, or portions of one interview were used for another. I have no idea, but there are some questions in the FIN and NEWS! about Summer, not in the Cybersmile Interview.
One of them is this one:
Are you currently working on anything exciting or what are your plans next?
Richard: I’m going to be doing a movie called ‘Clearance’ in SA later in the year, it’s about a mine sweeper and his pregnant wife. An Edith Wharton Novel on film and a possible true Irish period Tragic drama.