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#1 Toxteth_OGrady



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 08:47 AM

Maybe I'm a bit late to the party here, but did anyone know about this?


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 10:37 AM

I didn't - thanks for the heads up.


According to IMDB Greenbaum is a writer/director which is great - means he'll be an invested helmer, rather than a gun for hire. He seems to have done sone TV and a doco, but this is his first scripted feature (or did i miss a credit?).


Lawson doesn't appear to be an obvious casting, so lets hope it's done to his acting chops. Interestingly Jane Seymour is in the movie!


Peter Hunt is in there, so, obviously they're covering the casting/shoot of OHMSS. But i don't see Cubby Broccoli or Harry Salzman in the cast list, so i'd guess they're skirting around the more litigious matters and keeping it strictly about Lazenby's inner workings, or lack of considering the staggeringly naive decision he made.


There's a a listing for 'Young George' which further suggests this is going to really be about George and light on Bond insights.


Looking forward to this - thanks, Toxteth :)

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 12:02 PM

It was announced last summer. It is a biopic for television by Hulu: http://www.slashfilm...es/#more-367843


Thanks for the link. Josh Lawson is... Australian! :)



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 04:10 PM

According to that Slash article it's a doc, featuring Lazenby (now) talking about his experiences. That fits better with the director's resume than a scripted feature/biopic.


TBH i think i'm looking forward to it even more as a doc. I guess Lawson is around for the reconstruction/docu-drama elements.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:40 PM

The world premiere will be held at the SXSW Film Festival in March, 2017.



The official synopsis:

"The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next seven Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down."

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