Saturday, March 24, 2012

First Look: The Scapegoat

It's been an interesting time for Matthew Rhys. Less than a year since the cancellation of Brothers And Sisters, the Welsh actor has appeared in The Mystery Of Edwin Drood on BBC2 back in January and is set to star in a KGB themed series named The Americans for FX in the US.

However before than, he'll also be appearing in The Scapegoat - a two hour movie version of Daphne du Maurier's book in which he'll be playing the roles of John Standing and Johnny Spence, a production which also stars Sheridan Smith, Andrew Scott and Eileen Atkins, due to air next month. A brief synopsis has been released ...

The film is set in 1952 as Britain prepares for the Coronation, John Standing, a teacher who is out of work, meets his doppelganger Johnny Spence, a failed businessman. Standing finds himself living out Spence's life and dealing with the women in it, his wife, mother, sister, daughter, and two mistresses.

Although a date hasn't been set in stone, it is believed that the movie will air next month at some point and clips of it have recently emerged in the ITV drama trailer. I'm certainly looking forward to seeing this.

ITV Drama Trailer:

The Scapegoat will air on ITV in April and is also due a cinema release.

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