Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Christian Di Spigna's "Founding Martyr"

Christian Di Spigna is a writer based in New York City and Williamsburg, Virginia. A regular speaker and volunteer at Colonial Williamsburg, Di Spigna is an expert on the history of the era and educates a wide array of audiences.

Here he dreamcasts an adaptation of his new book, Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero:
A charismatic and courageous man who by all standards of the time should have never risen in the socio-political ranks, Dr. Warren was possessed of many talents. Tom Hardy would convey the fiery side of Warren’s revolutionary fervor, as well as his more tempered demeanor befitting a spymaster and doctor. Although a young man, Warren had experienced much loss, which would have aged him in many other ways, that Hardy would have to bare.

Warren’s first wife, Elizabeth Hooton Warren would be portrayed by Oona Chaplin exuding a frail but mysterious woman.

For Samuel Adams, the incomparable Brian Cox as a grand incendiary.

General Thomas Gage would go to Clive Owen a battle-hardened general in the waning years of his career.

Dr. John Collins Warren played by James Cromwell, a soft spoken gentleman doctor of the Brahmin elite.

Warren’s mother, Mary Stevens Warren, who sacrificed to send young Joseph to Harvard—Elizabeth Perkins.

The role of Dr. James Lloyd, Warren’s mentor, to a younger Michael Caine (in his late 40’s.) Caine would embody the role of benevolent mentor.

Thomas Hutchinson to Gary Oldman who would convey the gentleman politician caught in a political tidal wave that he was not prepared for.

Warren’s fiancée Mercy Scollay--the dutiful and loyal companion--by Amy Adams.
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--Marshal Zeringue