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Dec 29 2013 9:20pm

Will You Watch Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond?

Sure, we teased it last July, but here's the full trailer for the upcoming 4-part dramatic miniseries to air next month, beginning January 29th. According to BBC America:

The new original four-part drama stars Dominic Cooper as Ian Fleming, a charming and sophisticated maverick, whose pleasure-seeking life was turned around by WWII and led to the creation of the greatest spy the world has ever known.

Set at the outbreak of WWII – mischievous playboy Ian Fleming is untroubled by the specter of impending war – chasing women, collecting rare books and living off his family fortune. Forever in the shadow of his brother Peter (Rupert Evans), and an eternal disappointment to his formidable mother Eve (Lesley Manville), Fleming dreams of becoming the ‘ultimate’ man – a hero, a lover, a brute and the one who always gets the girl. He is finally given some direction in his life when he's recruited by the Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiral John Godfrey (Samuel West), to help in the effort against the Nazis. Suddenly, Fleming finds his chance to shine and prove his worth.

More at ComingSoon.net. We're finding ourselves getting seduced, even if the trailer lacks the evidence of pet hair and crippling self-doubt we expect when witnessing a real author. What say you?

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