Actor-director Andy Serkis in ‘Madame!’ is set to direct, a series based on Marie Tussauds, the French artist and entrepreneur who founded the world-renowned wax museum Madame Tussauds.
Serkis, best known for CGI-driven roles such as Gollum in the “Lord of the Rings” films and Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” franchise, is credited as a producer and showrunner on the upcoming show.
According to entertainment website The Hollywood Reporter, “Madame!” is presented as the untold story of a French artist known for his wax sculptures, who sharpened his skills during the Enlightenment and the French Revolution and fled to England during French rule. The Terror of Terror, established its now-legendary wax museum in London in 1835.
Imaginarium, the production banner Serkis runs with Jonathan Cavendish, will produce the series with Felicita Films’ Marie Guillaumand.
Serkis said “Ma’am!” was not “straight-up period drama.”
”…It’s a hilarious crazy, no-holds-barred, chaotic, punk prank from the curiously twisted mind of a post-truth hangman’s daughter! “Mary knows one thing very clearly – if you’re going to tell your own life story, make it entertaining, even if you have to make it up, and whatever it is, cut out the boring bits…” Director Told.
The show will portray Tussauds as an “extraordinarily leading business woman who built her business from the very beginning” as well as “sacrificing relationships with everyone close to her (including her children). In doing so, exchanged love for his heritage.’
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