Feb 23, 2021
Gillian Anderson to Star As Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime’s The First Lady Starring Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer
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British actor Gillian Anderson has been roped in to play the role of Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D Roosevelt, in Showtime’s upcoming limited series The First Lady. The show, formerly known as “First Ladies”, also features actor Viola Davis as Michelle Obama and Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emmy winner Susanne Bier has come on board to direct the series. Rachel McAdams, Abby Ryder Fortson to Star in a Film Adaptation of Judy Blume’s Iconic Novel ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’.
The episodes will focus on the personal and political lives of First Ladies from throughout the history of the US. Season one will feature the life stories of Roosevelt, Ford and Obama. Novelist Aaron Cooley is writing the series and will also serve as the executive producer along with Cathy Schulman, Davis and Julius Tennon of JuVee Productions, Andrew Wang, Jeff Gaspin and Brad Kaplan. “Gillian Anderson is an actress of incredible range and exquisite talent – she is the perfect choice to complete this powerhouse trio, who will inhabit the roles of these iconic women. The Legitimate Wise Guy: Harvey Keitel, Emile Hirsch and Ruby Rose to Star in George Gallo’s Gangster Movie.
“It’s inspiring to have Gillian, Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susanne Bier and Cathy Schulman at the forefront of ‘The First Lady.’ They have truly set the stage for a landmark Showtime series,” said Amy Israel, executive vice president of scripted programming for Showtime. The project marks Anderson’s second outing as a historical figure following her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Season 4 of “The Crown” at Netflix.
Roosevelt served as the first lady of the US from 1933-45, making her the longest serving first lady in history. She was an American political figure, diplomat and activist. She also pushed the United States to join and support the United Nations and became its first delegate.
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Bruno Mars is back, he launches the first song of his album with Anderson Paak Las Noticias de Chihuahua Entrelíneas
Bruno Mars has released this Friday the song “Leave The Door Open”, the first preview of the album that he plans to release soon under the joint signature of Silk Sonic with the musician Brandon Paak, better known by his pseudonym Anderson Paak.
The song, which is already available on digital platforms, both in audio and video format, has been composed by its two interpreters, as well as by Brody Brown and D’Mile, and has been produced by the latter together with Mars.
“An Evening With Silk Sonic” is the name of the album that, still without an official release date beyond that it will be released “this year”, has brought together these two artists and also includes the participation of Bootsy Collins.
The singer of “Uptown Funk” will return to the record market in this way five years after “24K Magic” (2016), which made him the great winner of the Grammy Awards of that year when he won six golden gramophones, including that of best album.