Born On - Netflix
Channel 4 has commissioned Born On, a peak-time, celebrity-led historical biography series from Outline Productions. The format, distributed internationally by DRG, was a hit in Norway following its launch earlier this year.
Each episode of Born On (4x60') will explore the lives of three individuals all born on the same day - one of whom is now a famous figure, the others ordinary people but with extraordinary stories to tell, and none of whom know each other - to reveal how their lives have unfolded in unexpected directions.
The series will use the contrasting experiences of very different individuals and through their moving, personal perspectives provide a unique and powerful exploration of contemporary British social history.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
Born On - Born on the Fourth of July (film) - Netflix
Born on the Fourth of July is a 1989 American war drama film based on the eponymous 1976 autobiography by Ron Kovic. It is a dramatization of Kovic's life, depicting his childhood, his military service as a United States Marine during the Vietnam War, his paralysis, and his transition to anti-war activism. Directed by Oliver Stone, and written by Stone and Kovic, the film stars Tom Cruise in the leading role, with Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, Jerry Levine, Frank Whaley and Willem Dafoe in supporting roles. It is the second installment in Stone's trilogy of films about the Vietnam War, following Platoon (1986) and preceding Heaven & Earth (1993). Producer Martin Bregman acquired the film rights to the book in 1976 after Al Pacino expressed interest in portraying Kovic. Stone, also a Vietnam veteran, was hired by Bregman to co-write the screenplay with Kovic. After Stone optioned the book in 1978, the project became mired in development hell, with several studios and directors considered. The troubled pre-production resulted in Stone and Kovic putting the film on hold. After the success of Platoon in 1986, the project was revived at Universal Pictures, with Stone hired to direct. Principal photography commenced in October 1988 and concluded in December after 65 days. It was shot on locations in the Philippines, Texas and Inglewood, California. Universal initially allocated $14 million to produce the film, but the production went over budget and ended up costing $17.8 million. Born on the Fourth of July opened to mostly positive reviews, but received controversy for its depiction of events. The film grossed over $161 million worldwide, and became the tenth-highest-grossing film of 1989. It received many awards and nominations, including two Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Film Editing, and four Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
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