by: Sammy Mink
Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston are on board to star in the BBC limited series THE NIGHT MANAGER. Adapted from the John le Carre novel, the drama centers on a former British soldier who teams with intelligence operatives to go undercover to avenge the death of his friend. On this side of the pond, AMC has picked the project up straight to series. David Farr will write the adaptation, while AMC will co-produce with Ink Factory and BBC One.
Laurie is no stranger to TV roles after starring in the comedy series A Bit of Fry and Laurie with Stephen Fry and the long running medical drama series House M.D. Recently, Laurie has taken to voice roles in films like Monsters vs. Aliens, Hop, and Arthur Christmas. Next up, Laurie will lend his voice to the animated film The Canterville Ghost and is set to star in Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland.
Hiddleston is known to fangirls around the world as the charmingly evil Loki in the Marvel Universe, appearing in the franchise films Thor, The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World. His small screen credits include roles in Wallander and another BBC miniseries The Hollow Crown. His upcoming projects include the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light, Ben Wheatley’s sci-fi drama High Rise, and Guillermo del Toro’s horror flick Crimson Peak. He will also reprise his role as Loki in Thor: Ragnarok.