by: Donna Whitehead
Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie will star in a television adaptation of John le Carre’s novel THE NIGHT MANAGER. The series follows a British soldier turned hotelier who finds himself embroiled in a black market weapons conspiracy that leads to a woman’s death. WME is producing, and David Farr will pen the adaptation. No U.S. network has been set, but several are reportedly in the running. The BBC will air the series in Britain.
Hiddleston and Laurie are two of the most recognizable British actors to an American audience. Hiddleston broke out in the states with his role as Loki in Marvel’s “Thor” and “The Avengers.” He has since appeared in “Thor: World of Darkness” and “Muppets Most Wanted,” and is set to star in the King Kong origin story “Skull Island.” Laurie has been famous in the U.K. for decades, a result of his involvement in such classic British comedy series as “Jeeves and Wooster” and “A Bit of Fry and Laurie.” But it wasn’t until his starring role in “House M.D.” that the general U.S. audience came to know him. Laurie will next appear in Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” alongside George Clooney and Judy Greer.