Jason Isaacs is set to star as Hollywood legend Cary Grant in a new biopic from ITV and BritBox International.
The series, named Archie written after Grant’s birth name, Archibald Alexander Leach Philomena and Stan & Olli Author Jeff Pope and will premiere on upcoming streamer ITVX.
Share messages via meeting‘s account on Twitter on Monday (Aug. 8), Isaacs wrote: “There was and always will be only one Cary Grant. However, I can’t wait to play Archie Leach, who had trouble playing Cary Grant himself. A fascinating, complicated, haunted man who was way, way more beautiful than me (thanks Twitter!).
“Here goes something.”
In a statement to meeting, Isaacs added: “Cary Grant became one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century, loved by presidents and the poor alike. The key to everything lay in his childhood.”
Grant was born in Bristol in 1904 into extreme poverty. At the age of 16 he emigrated to the USA as a stage performer with the Pender Troupe before moving to Hollywood and establishing himself as one of the definitive leading men of his generation.
Fans were thrilled with the news of the casting of Isaacs, who has appeared in popular franchises like Harry Potter and the sex education Series.
“Oh, that looks exciting!! You will be perfect,” wrote one fan.
Journalist Kate Doak reassured Isaacs: “Just remember he was a funny and smart man who didn’t think he was good looking when he definitely was.
“Not a spark of narcissism in him either. There are many similarities between you two. Have fun with this project Jason.”
Another fan wrote: “Like one of my favorite actors of this generation is playing my favorite actor of all time. Dreams come true.”
A release date has not yet been set Archie.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/jason-isaacs-cary-grant-biopic-b2140664.html ‘You’re going to be perfect’: Fans were over the moon when Jason Isaacs announced he would star in Cary Grant’s biopic