Tom Wilkinson and Paul Giametti clowning it up as Ben Franklin and John Adams in new HBO miniseries. Rare scene since Adams was not known for communal fun.
January 11th was Alexander Hamilton’s 250th birthday — but he doesn’t have a movie or mini-series yet.
But John Adams — 2nd President of the United States — and a thorn in the sides of Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, and Jefferson but nonetheless a vital part of America’s successful transition from concept to nation is about to have his own HBO series.
I just looked at the trailer that is available here — and the line-up with Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Thomas Wilkinson, David Morse and others looks intriguing.
— Steve Clemons