The co-production between AMC and BBC One of the series “The Night Manager” has added Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki in its cast. The three will join lead stars Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston. Read on for more about this update.
Based on the novel written by John Le Carré, “The Night Manager” is about the story of Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston). Pine is a British spy operative, who is tasked to infiltrate the world of Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), an arms dealers. In order to become part of Roper’s inner circle and with an order to gather trade secrets for an organization, Pine will have to go deep undercover and be a criminal just like his mark. The connections in this underground world run deep and involves Washington and Whitehall that breaking it down is all up to Pine’s mission.
VAriety previously reported about their casting. Colman will play the role of the British intelligence recruiter named Burr who gives Pine his assignment. Debicki will play Jed, Roper’s girlfriend. Hollander will assume the role of Corcoran, an associate of Roper. Meanwhile, Pine will have to charm his way with both to get into Roper’s good side.
Colman is known for her award-winning stature in British television with her recent drama series “Broadchurch.” Hollander, also a British actor, has appeared in the box-office film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” Debicki, on the other hand, is an Australian actress who was part of the movie “The Great Gatsby” and will soon be seen in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”
“The Night Manager” is executive produced by the Ink Factory’s Stephen Cornwell and Simon Cornwell, and is jointly commissioned by both BBC One in the United Kingdom and AMC in the United States. Mulit-award winning director Susanne Bier is tasked to helm the TV show.
MNG first reported the casting of Laurie and Hiddleston back in October 2014. The show marks Laurie’s return to U.S. television following the success of his American series “House,” which ended in 2012 on FOX. Hiddleston, meanwhile, will tackle his first TV role in the U.S. with this series. He’s mostly known for his work in the movies.
Keep your eyes peeled on Movie News Guide (MNG) as we bring you more updates about this show’s production.
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