This project came up a few days ago and I thought I'd posted about it before but realized after a quick search that I had not, because I suck. But today's update to its cast demands I fix my mistake -- we have been trying to keep up with every announcement regarding director Oliver Hermanus' career after he made the knock-out one-two punch of Moffie (his gay South African soldier movie reviewed here) and Living (his Bill Nighy showcase reviewed here) -- we know for one that he is supposed to make a WWI gay romance called The History of Sound starring Paul Mescal and Josh O'Connor, because obviously that news caught our attention!
But there seems to be more forward momentum in this other project (it supposedly starts shooting within the next week), the one that we missed -- it's called Mary & George and it's an eight-part limited series for AMC and it will star Julianne Moore as Mary Villiers, the "Countess of Buckingham, who in 17th century England molded her beautiful son, George, to seduce King James I and become his all-powerful lover. Through outrageous scheming, the pair rose from humble beginnings to become one of the richest, most titled and influential mother and sons England had ever seen." That's via Deadline.
And today comes word (via) that actor Nicholas Galitzine, who we've documented visually here on this site far more than we've ever seen him act, is joining the cast -- presumably as the son George since he's got the "beautiful" thing down pat. And I assume the "gay" too at this point, although I don't think he's ever said as much -- but with this being like his twentieth gay role I refuse to believe that in 2023 otherwise would be allowed. Anyway this has big Savage Grace energy right? We love the cinematic canon of Julianne Moore weaponizing her sexy queer sons!