Friday, October 16, 2015

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society adaptation IS BACK!

It was on. Kate Winslet was set to take the lead as Juliet in a Kenneth Branach directed adaptation of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Then it was off, a huge disappointment for those of us swept away by the epistolary saga of the little island given up by the Brits during World War II.
Call it Guernsey. Just Guernsey.
Here’s my take on the book from 2012 where I had the whole thing cast with Colin Firth, Cate Blanchett and Hugh Grant joining Winslet. Hugh Grant? Really? WHAT was I thinking?

Now, not only is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society back on—with a new shorted Guernsey as its title, thank you very much—but it looks like new girl on the block, Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to play the starring role. Ferguson is having a very good year after turning a lot of heads in the last Mission Impossible film opposite Tom Cruise: she’s signed on to play Anna in The Girl on the Train and is also in talks to star opposite Michael Fassbender in the upcoming adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman.
This past summer there was some chatter that Michelle Dockery would get the part, another good choice but I think Ferguson will be even more perfect for Juliet Ashton, the writer who goes to visit the tiny island and gets the story firsthand, don’t you think? 

1 comment:

  1. Loved that book! It will be fun to see how the movie shapes up.

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