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The man widely known as “Big” gets even bigger: He’s playing J.P. Morgan, one of history’s towering business magnates.
It was one of Morgan’s businesses that funded the Titanic, and Chris Noth appears in a supporting role in “Titanic: Blood and Steel,” an epic 12-part miniseries about the building of the great ship. It premieres on six consecutive nights, with two episodes airing back to back, on the Encore cable network beginning Monday at 8 p.m. EDT.
Mr. Noth says the idea of playing Morgan intrigued him.
“He’s sort of maligned today,” Mr. Noth says. “But two times in our history, he saved our banking system from falling apart and saved the country from bankruptcy and depression. He was a patriotic man. But he liked to make money, too.
“It was fun to come into this film and remind people whose wallet it was that was building the Titanic,” says Mr. Noth. “Morgan wanted the ship done right, and he wanted it safe. But the bureaucracy below him equivocated a lot.”
Everyone knows the resulting tragedy. But that familiar outcome looms just beyond the final fade-out of “Titanic: Blood and Steel,” itself the largely untold story of how the ship came to be.
Kevin Zegers (“Gossip Girl”) stars as a young scientist who raises questions about the safety of the ship. Neve Campbell (“Party of Five”) plays an American journalist reporting on the ship’s maiden voyage. And Alessandra Mastronardi (“To Rome With Love”) stars as a copyist who, thanks to her skill and perseverance, prospers even in this patriarchal age.
“The film celebrates the complex nature of the project, and all the people who wanted it to happen,” Mr. Noth says. “This was an industrial age at the advent of new technology. There was a flowering of unions. Meanwhile, there were social issues, including the Catholic-Protestant conflict.”
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The film — directed by John Stockwell and produced for theatrical release by Nicholas Chartier, who produced the Oscar-winning war film “The Hurt Locker” — will then go onto the Netflix movie screening website.
In a trailer posted online Friday, characters are heard saying “We’re going to be the team that takes out Osama” and “the president of the United States is going to be staking his presidency on this call.”
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