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Connelly and Bettany revisiting Brideshead

by Willow Green |
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More quintessentially English than strawberries and cream, tennis and bulldogs put together (a messy combination, that), Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited is one of the classics of the last century. Little wonder then that it is finally getting the big screen treatment. We reported last year that work on the book was underway, but now star couple Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly have signed on for lead roles. Brideshead Revisited was previously made into a TV series in 1981, starring Jeremy Irons and featuring such giants of stage and screen as Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud. The book has remained untouched since, presumably because you need some considerable cojones to take on a cast like that

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