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Upcoming ‘Masterpiece’ Films

Source: Zap2it.com

PBS’s Masterpiece (formerly known as Masterpiece Theater) have produced some great remakes in the last few years including the Complete Jane Austen series and more recently the Emmy award winning mini-series “Little Dorrit”.

So what are some of the upcoming films to look out for? According to Zap2it.com, PBS in conjunction with BBC will be making a sequel to the Emmy winning British drama “Upstairs Downstairs” which will be airing sometime in 2011. Also a new production of “Sherlock Holmes” will make its way on to Masterpiece as well as three mysteries based on the Aurelio Zen novels by Michael Dibden. Rufus Sewell (“The Illusionist”) is currently attached to the Aurelio Zen mysteries.

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BBC remakes “Emma”

Source: Variety.com

BBC is planning to remake “Emma”, starring Romola Garai (“Atonement”). Johnny Lee Miller (“Eli Stone”) is also set to star in the film as well as Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter Series”). Miller is no stranger to Jane Austen, as he played Edmund in the big screen version of “Mansfield Park” which premiered in 1999. Also the remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps”, starring Rupert Penry-Jones (“Persuasion”, “MI-5”) will air on Masterpiece according to the Variety article.

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