'The King’s Speech' director Tom Hooper and Dafne Keen, the breakout star of Marvel’s Logan, have signed for the big-budget adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy epic #HisDarkMaterials https://t.co/PXey2jGdCq— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) March 8, 2018
Exclusive: @Lin_Manuel cast as balloonist- adventurer Lee Scoresby in 8-part @BBCOne /@BadWolf_TV adaptation of @PhilipPullman #HisDarkMaterials @HisDarkMatTV .Shoots from this summer .Series to be directed by Oscar-winning director #TomHooper. pic.twitter.com/rlqL15JO0X— Baz Bamigboye (@BazBam) March 8, 2018
Dafne Keen, who previously played Laura in Logan, will play the part of Lyra Belacqua. Lin-Manuel Miranda will play the balloonist Lee Scoresby. The 8-part BBC series will film this summer and will be directed by Tom Hooper.