From Summer Bay to the Blue Lagoon …












Former Home and Away stars Indiana Evans (Matilda Hunter) and Brenton Thwaites (who is on Irish screens as Stu Henderson until early March) are moving from Summer Bay to the Blue Lagoon.

Evans and Thwaites are set to take on the roles that Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins made famous, in a Lifetime, made for TV, remake of the Blue Lagoon.

They will play a girl and a boy who, after being shipwrecked,  grow up together on a tropical island. Not only must they learn how to survive, but they also discover love and sexuality.

The most famous Blue Lagoon film is the 1980 version starring Shields and Atkins. However this story was first told on film in 1949. It starred a very young Jean Simmons. In 1991, Milla Jovovich launched her career in Return to the Blue Lagoon. 

The girls tend to be the ones who use this as a springboard for their career, from Simmons in 1949 to Shields in 1980 and Jovovich in 1991. Could this be the start of a big career for Indiana Evans, and can Brendan Thwaites break the mould and be one of the few men starring in The Blue Lagoon to go far?

Filming on The Blue Lagoon is scheduled to start, in Puerto Rico, later this month

Below is a look at the 1980 and 1991 versions.

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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