Prince Andrew’s famous interview for the BBC, which aired in November 2019, will be adapted into a film called: Scoop. Hugh Grant is expected to play the son of Queen Elizabeth II.
It looks like the fallen Prince of Windsor will have his own feature film rights. Thursday July 14, the media deadline has announced that a film about Prince Andrew’s explosive interview with the BBC, which aired in November 2019, is to be released. If very little information has been revealed at the moment, it seems that Hugh Grant is going to play the role of Elizabeth II’s son.
The screenplay of the project was written by Peter Moffat (Your honor) and initiated by Hilary Salmon and her production company The Lighthouse Film & Television. The cast has not been decided yet. According to American media, filming should begin in November 2022.
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This new feature film is inspired by the book Scoops. Behind the scenes of the BBC’s most shocking interviews By Sam McAllister. The latter, who has been a producer for BBC 2 for ten years, explains how he and his colleagues managed to get an interview with Prince Andrew, in which he talks about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, two months after the latter’s death in prison. But the focus of the film will be to find out why he would agree to do this interview. “How did he decide it was a good idea to do a big, long interview with Emily Maitlis for the BBC,” asks screenwriter Peter Moffat. To answer this question, Hilary Salmon said they “interacted with a wide variety of people involved behind the scenes of the interview.”
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Source: Le Figaro