Roland Joffe

Epic drama Rising

The story of History’s new historical miniseries, Texas Rising, which debuts this evening on Memorial Day, according to the key players behind its creation Act 1 The patriotic rallying call Commander William B. Travis delivered in an open letter to his fellow Americans on February 24, 1836 sets the scene for US cable channel History’s biggest […]

Liotta, Paxton, Joffe heading to Cannes

ITV Studios is bringing Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) and Bill Paxton (Titanic) to MIPTV to promote its new US drama Texas Rising. Director Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields), and writer Leslie Greif (Hatfields & McCoys) will also be in Cannes to meet press and buyers. The series, which looks at the Texas Revolution and rise of […]

FremantleMedia and Roland Joffe rebooting Hunchback of Notre Dame

FremantleMedia International and filmmaker Roland Joffé (The Mission) have joined forces to develop Ugly, a new version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. FMI said the new version will be a “vividly emotional and imaginative retelling of the world famous French gothic Victor Hugo novel”. There are no confirmed broadcasters and FMI said it will […]

A+E, ITV Studios partner for History drama

US cable channel History has commissioned an eight-part period drama that details the rise of the Texas Rangers and their role in the 19th century Texan war of independence with Mexico. History’s A+E Networks sister A+E Studios is coproducing Texas Rising (WT) with ITV Studios America-owned Thinkfactory Media, which was behind History’s first scripted series […]