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Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern join ‘War Of The Worlds’

/ 08:54 PM January 30, 2019
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Gabriel Byrne. Image: AFP/Robyn Beck via AFP Relaxnews

Gabriel Byrne (“Hereditary”) and Elizabeth McGovern (“Downton Abbey”) will headline the ensemble cast of Urban Myth Film’s TV version of the sci-fi classic.

HG Wells’s 1897 alien invasion novel is actually getting two remakes this year: Urban Myth Film’s version, set in modern-day Europe, and the BBC’s three-episode miniseries set in the original turn-of-the-century time period, starring Rafe Spall (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) and Eleanor Tomlinson (“Poldark”) .

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Written and created by Howard Overman (“Misfits”), the Urban Myth version follows the survivors of an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial attack on Earth.

It will also star Léa Drucker (“Le Bureau Des Légendes”), Natasha Little (“Silent Witness”), Daisy Edgar Jones (“Cold Feet”), Stéphane Caillard (“Marseille”), Adel Bencherif (“The Prophet”) and Guillaume Gouix (“The Returned”).

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Gilles Coulier (“Cargo”) will helm the first four episodes, while Richard Clark (“Versailles”) will direct the last four. Production is underway in the United Kingdom and France on the series, which is set to debut this year. JB

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