Tag: Daisy Jones and the Six

“Daisy Jones and the Six” Has a Billy Dunne

Amazon and Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoons production company, have cast Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne for the Daisy Jones and the Six limited series. Billy Dunne is the lead singer in the band opposite Daisy, and during the course of the novel he struggles with his marriage, his addiction, and his feelings for Daisy.

 

The novel chronicles the lives of a fictional 1970s band. Each member of the band have their own lives and stories to tell, but the main focus of the novel is the personal lives of Billy and Daisy, and their relationship with each other. Billy is married with a family, and struggles with the balance of being a family man and being in a band. It’s even harder as his feelings for Daisy grow and both of them do their best to fight these feelings and put the band first.

Image via Amazon

Claflin isn’t new to the book to screen world, he also portrayed Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games movies. He was also in the book to screen adaptation of romance novel, Me, Before You. Claflin portrayed Will Trainor, a paraplegic, who falls in love with his nurse. He also has a few upcoming projects this year, including one for Netflix titled, Love. Wedding. Repeat. Actress and model Riley Keough will be portraying Daisy, and Will Graham will be show runner and executive producer,  alongside Reese Witherspoon. Taylor Jenkins Reid, the author, will also serve as producer of the series. Reid’s other novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, is becoming a series as well and is being developed by Fox 21 studios for Freeform.


Bookstr is community supported. If you enjoy Bookstr’s articles, quizzes, graphics and videos, please join our Patreon to support our writers and creators or donate to our Paypal and help Bookstr to keep supporting the book loving community.
Become a Patron!

 

Featured image via Hello Magazine

Amazon’s ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ Found Its Star

Riley Keough, has signed on to star in the new Amazon series, Daisy Jones and the Six, based on the novel of the same name by Taylor Jenkins Reid. She will be portraying fictional singer Daisy Jones.

 

Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel by [Reid, Taylor Jenkins]

Image via Amazon

 

 

The novel chronicles the fictional lives of musicians in a seventies band. The story is told in an interview style with the musicians in the present, talking about their past experiences being a band, and all the good and bad that went along with it. Keough, played a similar role back in 2010, when she was in the movie The Runaways, a movie based on an all female band in the seventies. Back in 2017 she was even nominated for her role in the first season of The Girlfriend Experience, on Starz. She even made an appearance on the CW show Riverdale.  

 

Image result for Niki Caro

Image via Thewrap

 

Director of the upcoming live action Disney’s Mulan, Nikki Caro is set to executive produce and direct multiple episodes. Her first television directing job was for the Netflix show, Anne with an E. Daisy Jones will be her second, but she has directed other movies besides the upcoming Disney release, such as The Zookeepers Wife, North Country, and Whale Rider. 

 

 

Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine, is set to produce the series, along with author, Taylor Jenkins Reid.

 

Featured Image via Variety

 

 


Bookstr is community supported. If you enjoy Bookstr’s articles, quizzes, graphics and videos, please join our Patreon to support our writers and creators or donate to our Paypal and help Bookstr to keep supporting the book loving community.
Become a Patron!