The miniseries will be based on the 1945 novel of the same name by Evelyn Waugh, which follows the life and romances of Charles Ryder – particularly his relationship with the Flytes, a wealthy family who live in Brideshead Castle. It explores themes of aristocratic nostalgia, Catholicism and homosexuality – intriguing stuff.
The Mail reports that Andrew Garfield will play protagonist Charles Ryder, with Joe Alwyn as Sebastian Flyte and Rooney Mara as his sister Julia. Ralph Fiennes and Cate Blanchett are reportedly in negotiations to play Lady and Lord Marchmain, Sebastian and Julia’s parents. However, Deadline claims that casting deals remain in flux.
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