Friday, October 20, 2023

Rebecca Ferguson: "Best Served Cold"

The ongoing SAG-AFTRA actors' strike is delaying production of a big-screen adaptation of author Joe Abercrombie's best-selling fantasy novel "Best Served Cold", to star Rebecca Ferguson ("Dune"), for director Tim Miller ("Deadpool"):

"...Springtime in 'Styria'. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless 'Grand Duke Orso' is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling 'League of Eight', and between them they have bled the land white. 

"While armies march and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king. War may be hell but for 'Monza Murcatto', the 'Snake of Talins', the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso's employ, it's a damn good way of making money too. 

"Her victories have made her popular -- a shade too popular for her employer's taste. Betrayed, thrown down a mountain and left for dead, Murcatto's reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. 

"Whatever the cost, seven men must die. Her allies include Styria's least reliable drunkard, Styria's most treacherous poisoner and a Northman who just wants to do the right thing. Her enemies number the better half of the nation. And that's all before the most dangerous man in the world is dispatched to hunt her down and finish the job Duke Orso started..."

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