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Jude Law Joins Brideshead Revisited Adaptation
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

The New York Social Dairy website reports that Jude Law will be joining Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly in the movie version of Evelyn Waugh’s romantic novel Brideshead Revisited, from Warner Independent Pictures.

The film will be directed by David Yates from a script by Andrew Davies. Set in the 1920s and ’30s, it is the story of Charles Ryder (Bettany), an aspiring painter who gets mixed up with the aristocratic, beautiful, doomed Flyte family – sister Julia (Connolly) and gay brother Sebastian (Law).

Law is expected to spend the summer in Derbyshire, England at the country seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, Chatsworth, filming the adaptation. The Sebastian Flyte role was made famous in the 1981 series by Anthony Andrews.

The original series was filmed at Castle Howard in Yorkshire, starring Claire Bloom and Sir Laurence Olivier. The role of Charles Ryder, Sebastian’s very romantic school chum who was infatuated but evidently straight was played by Jeremy Irons and made him a star.

One Comment

  1. { a fan | July 14th, 2004 at 9:45 am }

    having been a young brideshead fan of the original adaptation, i couldn’t think of anyone else who could play sebastian’s role better. i read that the original sebastion-actor, anthony andrews, had said something to the effect that jude was too talented for the role…

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