Jason Isaacs Becomes Cary Grant in New Archie Image

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A new image of Archie sees Jason Isaacs become Cary Grant.

Shared by Empire Magazine, a new look at Archie, a four-issue miniseries written by Philomena’s Jeff Pope, sees Harry Potter’s Isaacs transform himself into Grant.

Check out the Archie image below:

What is Archie about?

Archie explores the life of Cary Grant (whose birth name was Archibald Alexander Leach), the iconic actor known for starring in movies such as 1938’s Bringing Up Baby, 1940’s His Girl Friday, 1946’s Notorious, 1959’s North by Northwest, and many more.

“Archie tells the story of a young Archibald Alexander Leach’s troubled childhood and how extreme poverty, his father’s adultery and the loss of his older brother John tore the family apart and sent his loving mother into a downward spiral of grief and depression,” the synopsis reads. “Jeff Pope’s scripts reveal how deceit, cruelty and one, overpowering lie shaped Archie’s life.”

Isaacs said of portraying Grant, “I’ve been through quite a journey. The more films I watched, the more I realized that the reason he became the biggest star in the world was that you couldn’t take your eyes off him.”

He continued, “I play him in his eighties, so that’s lots of prosthetics. When he’s much younger, there’s lots of architectural things pulling me up with hooks and strings.”

To prepare for the role Isaacs said he met with Grant’s ex-wife, Dyan Cannon, and his daughter, Jennifer Grant, who is also an executive producer on the series. “I’ve always found that you never get a fuller picture of someone than by talking to the people who love them, or who had their hearts broken by them,” Isaacs said.

Archie will also see Dainton Anderson, Oakley Pendergast, and Calam Lynch play Grant at various stages in his life. Harriet Walter is playing Grant’s mother, Elsie Leach (Kara Tointon will play a younger version of the character), while Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Ian Puleston-Davies, Ian McNeice, Jason Watkins, Lisa Faulkner, and Niamh Cusack also star in the series.

An official United States release date for Archie has not yet been announced.

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