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Movie News: Matthew Macfadyen to star in 'The Trapp Family: A love of music' movie?

According to this Dutch newspaper article (The Dutch newspaper is De Telegraaf or The Telegraph), Matthew Macfadyen has received one of the leading roles in a new film about the famous Von Trapp family. The film tentatively titled, The Trapp Family: A love of Music (via google translate) will be about the famous singing Von Trapp family made famous in the classic The Sound of Music film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Of course, this is file under movie rumors, for now...as no other big newspapers nor big movie news trades are reporting this movie casting news. This will be interesting, if the article is to be believed (or confirmed) and if Matthew is actually doing this film project. We shall see...
For now, here are some more interesting info. about the movie from the same Dutch article...
  • Matthew Macfadyen will play Georg Von Trapp
  • The oldest daughter, Agathe von Trapp (to be played by Vanessa Redgrave) tells the Von Trapp story from the death of his first wife and the meeting with second wife Maria (Yvonne Catterfeld) in flashbacks caused by something happening in the present time
  • The film will be directed by Dutch director Ben Verbong (The Girl With The Red Hair)
  • At first the movie was only intended to come out in Germany and Austria in November, but the article also says that an American company has made an offer to distribute the movie worldwide
  • Filming begins Thursday (as in a day after tomorrow?) in Salzburg!

In other MM news...

Matthew in Red Magazine...

Matthew with other British actors in The Times photoshoot...


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