In terms of legendary figures in Hollywood history, it’s hard to think of many people more iconic than Cary Grant. So it only makes sense that a studio would be ready to bring Grant’s life story to screens around the world. And that is exactly what is happening.
According to the deadline, TVI and Brit Box International are developing a new drama series based on the life of Cary Grant with Jason Isaac signed on to lead the cast. The series, titled “Archietells the story of the life of Grant, born Archibald Alexander Leach, from his childhood to his legendary career as an Oscar-nominated actor. “Archie” comes from the writer-producer Jeff Popewho has already worked on projects such as “Philomene” and “Stan and Ollie.”
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“There was only one Cary Grant and I would never be mad enough to try and put on his signature shoes,” Isaacs said. “Archie Leach, on the other hand, couldn’t be further from the persona he invented to save himself.”
Pope added: “Cary Grant has become one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, beloved by presidents and the poor alike. The key to everything lies in his childhood.
Isaacs has been in movies and TV series since the 90s. More recently, he appeared in the TV series “Good Sam“, as well as films such as”Ground Meat Operation” and “Mrs. Harris goes to Paris.” We will see him next in the highly anticipated series “The crowded room.”
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And if you’re concerned about what Cary Grant’s family thinks of the new series, Grant’s daughter Jennifer Grant and ex-wife Dyan Cannon gave the show their blessing, describing the script as “clever, understanding” and “capturing it so brilliantly”. ”
The release date for the new show has yet to be announced.