An Abducted in Plain Sight Movie Could Be Happening

Top Knot Films, Netflix
Top Knot Films, Netflix

True crime junkies were in for a doozy of a story when Netflix added Abducted in Plain Sight to its ever-growing library of documentary titles earlier this year. While the movie originally played the festival circuit in 2017, its streaming debut has generated a ton of buzz around the almost-too-bizarre-to-believe story of a 12-year-old girl, Jan Broberg, being abducted by a family friend in the 1970s.

To say much more about the film would be to give too much away, but the crime ends up engulfing her entire family in odd and unexpected ways. Fortunately, Broberg survived the ordeal and is now sharing her story with the public.

While Broberg, now 56 years old, is pleased that Netflix has brought new attention to her case, she is interested in seeing an even more in-depth retelling of her story and recently told TMZ that a movie deal might be in the works.

“We have had some preliminary conversations, some offers, some people who are interested in making the story into a feature film or a series of some sort,” Broberg said. “We’re just very cautiously looking at the possibilities and options that might be available. I want the story told correctly and in a way that will help the most number of people.”

While no deals have been made official just yet, Broberg has already begun to think about who she'd like to see play her younger self—and she's got her eye set firmly on Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. "She’s a great, great young actress and she’s tiny," Broberg said of the 15-year-old English actress. "It has to be a very small girl.”

Broberg’s ambitions don’t stop there. For the role of her kidnapper, Robert “B” Berchtold, she thinks that Ryan Gosling or Christian Bale would be perfect.

She may be setting her hopes rather high, but a scripted version of Broberg's real-life childhood is the kind of story that very few screenwriters could even dream up.

Abducted in Plain Sight is currently streaming on Netflix.

Isaac Hempstead Wright Explains Bran Stark's Intense Staring in Game of Thrones

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

There's always been something off with Brandon Stark's empty stare that we see so often in Game of Thrones. This week, actor Isaac Hempstead Wright explained exactly how he pulls it off.

The 20-year-old went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and shared a few of his experiences from working on the show, including accidentally dropping a spoiler in his math class and the interesting sex ed talk he was forced to have with his mom given his tender age when he began filming the show.

He also talked about his "intense stare"—and his preparation for the role may not be as deep as you think.

"I'm kind of getting good at this sort of intense stare," the star began. "But it's actually aided by the fact that I'm completely blind when I'm on set. I don't have my glasses, and I don't have contact lenses."

"How thick are the glasses?" Kimmel asks him, to which Hempstead Wright replies, "They're not that thick, but I need them to see."

He recalled another time when his vision problems aided his character. In season 7, while filming a scene with Sophie Turner (a.k.a. Sansa Stark), he recalled Turner making a comment along the lines of "Isaac, your stare is like—you're staring into my soul!" to which the actor replied "I can't see you!"

Actors—they're just like us.

Richard Madden Shared a Hilarious Throwback Photo With Game of Thrones Co-Stars Kit Harington and Alfie Allen

Charley Gallay, Getty Images for Netflix
Charley Gallay, Getty Images for Netflix

Richard Madden may not have held the title of King in the North for long on Game of Thrones, but his memories of his time on the series—and the lasting friendships he forged—live on. Madden, who played Robb Stark, was famously killed off in season 3’s penultimate episode, “The Rains of Castamere” (a.k.a. The Red Wedding episode). But he has continued to champion the series, and his former colleagues, in the years since his premature demise. People spotted his latest tribute to his Game of Thrones days: a #TBT Instagram post that serves as a stark (no pun intended) reminder of just how long we’ve all been watching the epic HBO series.

The image features Madden with co-stars Kit Harington and Alfie Allen—each of whom is almost recognizable—after taking a ride on the Wheel of Belfast following their first read-through of Game of Thrones’s pilot episode. Which means that Madden’s caption that the photo is about 10 years old is pretty spot-on; the original pilot episode filmed in Northern Ireland in 2009, which would make all three of the actors about 22 years old at the time.

The show's actors have remained tight even after Madden’s brutal on-screen murder. In June 2018, Madden was a guest at Harington and fellow Game of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie’s wedding. Just a few months later, the 32-year-old actor—who won a Golden Globe earlier this year for his Netflix series The Bodyguard—was there to support his on-screen little sister Maisie Williams when she made her stage debut in I and You at London’s Hampstead Theatre. Which means that Madden might know more than any of us do in terms of how Game of Thrones will end, and could have been on to something when he predicted that ultimately, "[I]t’s just going to be three dragons flying around and everyone else is dead.” Hey, it could happen!

[h/t People]

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