William Wilberforce film gets a strong cast

While it remains to be seen whether The Fantastic Four‘s Ioan Gruffudd will be a compelling leading man in Walden Media’s film on the life of William Wilberforce, the supporting cast is shaping up nicely.

Albert Finney, last seen in Oceans 12, best seen in many superior films.

Romola Garai, who stole every scene she visited in last year’s Vanity Fair.

Michael Gambon of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Gosford Park.

Rufus Sewell of Dark City.

Ciaran Hinds of Persuasion and BBC/HBO co-production Rome.

And singer-songwriter Youssou N’Dour.

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Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • levi Nunnink

    Neb: I’d be inclined to agree but Tideland looks even worse than TBG. But I agree that Nathan Fillion should be the next Indiana Jones. Heck, he’s more Indiana Jones than Indiana Jones…

  • Neb

    Oh, Levi, don’t say that. Don’t condemn the genius on the basis of one lukewarm film.

    On another note, I second the motion for Fillion to do Indiana Jones. I’ll buy the tickets the minute they get the green light…

  • levi

    As much as I hate to say this, I almost hope Gilliam doesn’t direct again. At least for a long while. Brothers Grimm was an abomination.

  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    Fixed. Thanks.

  • Why

    FYI the link isn’t working.