Lifetime has set a limited series based on Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel WAR AND PEACE. Paul Dano and Gillian Anderson are set to star in the series along with Jim Broadbent and James Norton. The network will partner with the History Channel and A&E to simultaneously broadcast the event. Published in 1869, the novel followed the events of the French invasion of Russia, and has been deemed an epic in literature. The networks will also team up to simultaneously release a remake of the hit 1976 mini-series Roots in 2016.
Known for his roles in Prisoners and Little Miss Sunshine, Dano starred in the romantic comedy Ruby Sparks.
Anderson is known for her role as Dana Scully on the Fox series The X-Files and is set to reprise her role in the upcoming continuation.
Lou Chase | Staff Writer