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Peter Moffat will adapt Sam McAlister’s Scoops: Behind the Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews for the feature film.

Hugh Grant is reportedly one of the actors being considered for a role Prince Andrew in scoopa new film about his disastrous BBC interview about the king’s relationship with a convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Grant is “shortlisted” from actors to portray the disgraced king in the upcoming film, written by the acclaimed High Court screenwriter Peter MofatDeadline reported.

The film will tell the story of how the BBC secured the 2019 Newsnight interview with the Duke about his friendship with the convicted sex offender. In the interview, the Duke denied sleeping with him Virginia Giuffre, who had accused him of abusing her since she was 17. He also dismissed her claim that he was sweating profusely the night of the alleged attack, saying it was impossible because he “can’t sweat”. The infamous interview conducted by Emily Maitlisis widely seen as a remarkable achievement for the program and an ill-advised move by Prince Andrew, who has largely faded from public life since the interview.

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The film is adapted from Scoops: Behind the scenes of the BBC’s most shocking interviews through Sam McAlister, a former Newsnight producer who shares the inside scoop on some of the network’s most famous interviews. The book became optional shortly after the producer’s announcement Hilary Salmonwho founded the production company with The Lighthouse Film & TV two years ago Radford Neville and Nick Betts. Moffat is writing the screenplay for production company The Lighthouse Film & TV along with UK indie Voltage TV. Salmon and Moffat have worked together before undercover, silk, Criminal justice and AMC show 61 Streetmain role Courtney B.Vance, Aunjanue Ellis, and Tosin Colewho just finished her second season.


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Most recently, Grant played a wealthy doctor accused of murdering his young lover on the HBO original series The doom as well as Jeremy Thorpethe leader of the Liberal Party who is said to have hired a hitman to kill his former friend in the British comedy A very English scandal. He also plays Phoenix Buchanan, the deluded actor-turned-villain paddington 2 as well as the nefarious private detective Fletcher in The gentlemen. The well-known actor is an active critic of the tabloids and Murdoch press on Twitter. Finally he called on the demonstrators gathered in front of Downing Street who were waiting for the resignation Boris Johnson as prime minister Play the theme music out The Benny Hill Show.


Sam McAlister’s book shovels was officially released today by Oneworld Productions.

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