HBO film at 'Heart' of TV festival
HBO’s “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” which stars Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach and Fred Thompson, will kick off the 47th Monte Carlo Television Festival.The Wolf Films/Traveler’s Rest telepic is based on Dee Brown’s nonfiction book of the same name. The Monte Carlo event, under the honorary presidency of Prince Albert II, will unspool June 10-14. Dick Wolf, exec producer of the telepic, is skedded to attend the fest, along with exec producer Tom Thayer, director Yves Simoneau (“Napoleon”) and stars Beach (who also stars on Wolf’s NBC series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) and August Schellenberg (“The New World”). The TV movie explores the economic, political and social pressures that underpinned the opening of the American West and the impact this expansion had on American Indian culture. HBO telepic ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,’ starring Adam Beach, will open the Monte Carlo TV fest.