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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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • 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.