‘The King’s Speech’ Band Might Get Back Together

Friday, February 18 by

The bros who put The King’s Speech together might be working on another joint. It’s called The Lady Who Went Too Far, presumably a re-imagining of Gilbert Gottfried’s 2001 9/11 jokes with a woman playing Gottfried. Or not – it’s actually about Lady Hester Stanhope:

“Stanhope was an explorer in the early 19th century, described by Seidler as ‘a female Lawrence of Arabia,’ who began as the hostess for her uncle, Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger. After Pitt’s death in 1810, Stanhope, then aged 34, travelled through the Middle East, generally refusing to wear a veil, and sometimes disguising herself as a man as a result. Settling out there, she led occasional treasure-hunting expeditions, and became a powerful, well-respected figure, known as ‘Queen Hester,’ in what is now known as Lebanon, giving sanctuary to refugees, and believed that her destiny was to be the bride of a new Messiah.”

No director attached yet, but this news originally came from Tom Hooper, who mentioned this was King’s Speech screenwriter David Seidler‘s next project. So the speculation is that Hooper will be directing too. Whenever these two wild and crazy guys get together, it’s fireworks, so here’s hoping. (via The Playlist)

COMMENTS

  1. February 18, 2011 1:34 pm

    Anonymous

    no king’s speech sequel? “king’s speech 2: the voyage to stutter island”


  2. February 18, 2011 1:34 pm

    Anonymous

    no king’s speech sequel? “king’s speech 2: the voyage to stutter island”


  3. February 18, 2011 1:34 pm

    Chicago Cubs 2011 Schedule

    I saw this movie with my class. Beautiful. Best line? “SHIT AND FUCK”


  4. February 18, 2011 1:34 pm

    Sam@Super Bowl Tickets

    What do you mean by fuck? To chicago cubs