Monday, November 22, 2021

Marlowe Flick Adds Performers

Gee, it was way back in 2017 that we first mentioned here how John Banville’s 2014 novel, The Black-Eyed Blonde, written under his pseudonym Benjamin Black, would be adapted for the silver screen, starring Irish actor Liam Neeson. There’s been pitifully little news since about the film, to be titled Marlowe. But today, In Reference to Murder reports the hiring of two new actors to help fill out its cast:
Daniela Melchior and François Arnaud are the latest to join Liam Neeson in the movie thriller, Marlowe, which is currently filming in Ireland and Spain. Melchior and Arnaud will play the brother and sister, Lynn and Nico Peterson. The movie follows private detective Philip Marlowe (Neeson), who is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress. It looks like an open-and-shut case, but Marlowe soon finds himself in the underbelly of Hollywood’s film industry and unwittingly drawn into the crossfire of a legendary Hollywood actress and her subversive, ambitious daughter. Also starring are Diana Kruger, Jessica Lange, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Alan Cumming, Danny Huston, Ian Hart and Colm Meaney.
The Black-Eyed Blonde is only one of several novels starring P.I. Marlowe to have been penned since the demise of that protagonist’s creator, Raymond Chandler, in 1959. Yet another, Joe Ide’s The Goodbye Coast, is due out from Mulholland in January.

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