Gwendoline Christie hypes her role in The Sandman, and more celeb news

Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) is all set to wreak havoc because the Ruler of Hell, aka Lucifer, in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. Perhaps one of the vital beloved graphic novels of all time, The Sandman tells the story of Morpheus, a personification of Dream.

Morpheus is a part of a household of beings often called the Endless, siblings characterize totally different components of the human situation — his brothers and sisters embrace Death, Destiny, Delirium (previously Delight), Desire, Despair and Destruction. His world consists of legendary creatures like Lucifer, a task that Christie ought to be capable to knock out of the park.

I do know some are just a little dissatisfied that the function didn’t go to Tom Ellis, who performs Lucifer on The CW’s Lucifer (Ellis’ character is technically the identical Lucifer from The Sandman), however I couldn’t be extra excited to see what Christie with the half. And based mostly on her latest Instagram publish, she’s all able to go!

Moving on to different Game of Thrones veterans, again in September, Deadline reported on a film known as Twist — a reimagining of the Charles Dickens basic Oliver Twist — starring Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) as Sikes. The all-star forged consists of Sir Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) as Fagin, Rita Ora (50 Shades of Grey trilogy) as Dodge, Franz Drameh (Legends of Tomorrow) as Batesey, Sophie Simnett (Daybreak) as Red and Raff Law (son of Jude Law and Sadie Frost ) as Oliver Twist himself.

Headey posted just a little spot for her character on her Instagram:

Oliver Twist tells the story of an orphan rising up in London’s underworld and highlights Dickens’ perception that poverty results in crime. In Dickens’ novel, Headey’s character Sikes is male, however the reimagining will put a twist (get it?) on this rowdy and harmful character.

For people who haven’t learn this story, Sikes is a felony in Fagin’s (the antagonist of the story) gang, in addition to a robber and assassin. This sort of function is true up Headey’s alley — she did play Cersei Lannister, in any case.

Twist was launched on Sky Cinema on January 29.

Gwendoline Christie and Lena Headey aren’t the one ones with motion pictures and tv reveals popping out. According to The Hollywood ReporterGame of Thrones alum Joel Fry — who performed Daenerys Targaryen’s short-lived husband Hizdahr zo Loraq — will likely be starring within the adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion alongside Succession star Sarah Snook.

If you don’t bear in mind, Hizdahr zo Loraq was one of many Great Masters of Meereen. He labored with Daenerys to save lots of the town, however she imprisoned him and the opposite Masters following the dying of Ser Barristan Selmy. Hizdahr will get a reprieve when Daenerys decides to marry him as a approach to pacify the populace, however his days are numbered as he’s quickly murdered by the Sons of Harpy.

In Persuasion, Fry will play Frederick Wentworth, a rich conflict captain who returns to England after an auspicious tour overseas. There’s no launch as of but.

He’s additionally starring in Disney’s live-action Cruella as Jasper Badun, considered one of Cruella’s evil henchmen. The film is about to premiere on Disney+ on May 28, 2021. Death has been good to Hizdahr

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