February 4, 2008

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl SynopsisBased on the best selling novel by Philippa Gregory, The Other Boleyn Girl is an engrossing and sensual tale of intrigue, romance, and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in history. Two sisters, Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary (Scarlett Johansson) Boleyn, are driven by their ambitious father and uncle to advance the family's power and status by courting the affections of the King of England (Eric Bana). Leaving behind the simplicity of country life, the girls are thrust into the dangerous and thrilling world of court life - and what began as a bid to help their family develops into a rivalry between Anne and Mary for the love of the king. Mary wins King Henry's favor and becomes his mistress, bearing him an illegitimate child. But Anne, clever, conniving, and fearless, edges aside both her sister and Henry's wife, Queen Katherine of Aragon, in her relentless pursuit of the king. Despite Mary's genuine feelings for Henry, her sister Anne has her sights set on the ultimate prize; Anne will not stop until she is Queen of England. As the Boleyn girls battle for the love of a king - one driven by ambition, the other by true affection - England is torn apart. Despite the dramatic consequences, the Boleyn girls ultimately find strength and loyalty in each other, and they remain forever connected by their bond as sisters.

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Release Date: February 29, 2008
Genre: Drama and Adaptation
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Distributor(s): Sony Pictures Releasing, Focus Features
Tagline: The only thing that could come between these sisters... is a kingdom.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content and some violent images.

Justin Chadwick

Peter Morgan (III) - Screenplay (adaptation)
Philippa Gregory - Source Material (from novel: "The Boleyn Girl")


Movie Casts:
Natalie Portman - Anne Boleyn
Scarlett Johansson - Mary Boleyn
Eric Bana - King Henry VIII
Jim Sturgess - George Boleyn
Kristin Scott Thomas - Lady Elizabeth
Juno Temple - Jane Parker
Eddie Redmayne - William Stafford
Benedict Cumberbatch - William Carey
Alfie Allen - King's Messenger
Ana Torrent - Katharine of Aragon
Oliver Coleman - Henry Percy
Jade Ramsey - Noble Twin
Mark Rylance - Sir Thomas Boleyn
Nikita Ramsey - Noble Twin
Tiffany Freisberg - Mary Talbot
Christopher Fosh - Nobleman

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