Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander among all-star cast
Award-winning actress Olivia Colman (Twenty Twelve), Tom Hollander (Rev) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) have joined the cast of BBC One and AMC’s adaptation of John le Carré’s novel, The Night Manager.
Adapted by David Farr (Hanna, Spooks), they join previously announced stars Hugh Laurie (House) and Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers).
The first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years – The Night Manager brings together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality.
The series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) who is recruited by an intelligence operative named Burr (Colman) to navigate the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington, where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), which includes girlfriend Jed (Debicki) and an associate named Corcoran (Hollander), Pine must himself become a criminal.
The Night Manager will be produced by The Ink Factory (A Most Wanted Man), BBC One and AMC, and directed by Academy Award-winning director Susanne Bier (In a Better World).
The Night Manager is set to begin filming this spring for broadcast in 2016.