Author Rosemary Sutcliff contributes to Super Bowl XLV !

As I posted a while back, Rosemary Sutcliff – eminent writer of children’s literature and historical fiction – and her novel The Eagle of the Ninth have never until now, to my knowledge, been connected with American Football and the Super Bowl. But at Sunday coming’s Super Bowl  XLV – the big American football event of the year – a TV advertisement  for The Eagle film (out Feb. 11 in USA, 25th March in UK) will be broadcast. The film is  based upon  Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth story, indeed in several European countries, but not in the UK sadly, the film entitled The Eagle of the Ninth (in French, German or whatever …)

Some film  studios are bypassing the game itself and air advertisements during the festivities before the games, when the cost is lower. This is what Focus Features are doing. Those of you football fans who find your way here can find more about the book, film and author all over this site!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

Author: Anthony Lawton

Chair, Sussex Dolphin, family company which looks after the work of eminent children’s & historical fiction author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). Formerly CEO, chair & trustee of various charity, cultural & educational enterprises in UK.

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