Touching base on some of our original Highlanders we enjoyed so much in the series 1 and 2, and keeping up with the amazingly talented actors that are blazing ahead on new projects. Warning, there may be some spoilers.
Duncan Lacroix will be seen in two films this fall, The Sister’s Brothers, a whacked out, off-beat Western in theatres later September 2018, and The Outlaw King, a film on Scotland’s famed king Robert The Bruce on Netflicks in November. Only this time he will have dark characters to play. This is not a first for Lacroix, who takes on each role and plays it to the fullest. It was leaked out last winter by observers at filming for season 4 of Outlander that Duncan was spotted much grayer and in quite the fabulous costume. Speculation has gone on for months. It’s sad that we are so in love with our characters that we have to spoil the surprise, but knowing Duncan, no matter what, there will be that surprise entrance and even a lack of lines does not mean he cannot put full Murtagh into looks and action that will ensue. But Lacroix is one who loves to swing a sword and an axe, and that often does entail being the bad guy. Being a really good bad guy that may have some human or redeeming moments can still make us root for them. They spice up our stories and drive them, if it was all good romance I would never watch it. And every actor longs to play in a Western, even if it’s a small part. So look for these two great flicks this fall.
Graham McTavish’s directorial debut in the upcoming film, This Guest of Summer, has reached it’s $200k goal and has a few days left to get some more fundraising in. I have enjoyed the great perks with my favorite so far being Duncan and
Graham talking about a Sam Heughan audition, and a possible toupee? Check out the page on the film that will be going into production over the next few months. Even if the initial fundraising may finish soon, bookmark the page and see what perks you can pick up over the next months. Hint: There’s a really cool cast member for the series Preacher that Graham plays such a great lovable villain in the Saint of All Killers (SOK).
McTavish has been hitting up several Comic Cons this season, enthralling fans from all his cross genre exploits.
And joining the cast is Duncan Lacroix and Stephen Walters, along with some former Hobbit actors. It looks very creepy weird, just the way we like it.
This Guest of Summer at Indiegogo.com
The Outlaw King on Netflicks
Stephen Walters is working on an indie project of his own, Humpty Dumpty, with fellow Outlander alumni Andrew Gower. Humpty Dumpty is a documentary that ran it’s fundraising on Kickstarter and is about the Merseybeat Music scene, focusing on Tommy Quickly. Production is starting to kick in with film crew being hired. If you are a fan or just curious about the rest of the bands in the famous Mersey Scene, you’ll want to catch this when it’s released.
Don’t forget, you can catch Stephen on Season 4 of Shetland now available on Britbox in the US.