Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston are coming to TV in an espionage drama.
The duo are to star in a TV adaptation of John le Carré's The Night Manager, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, with WME fielding multiple offers from U.S. networks for a straight-to-series pickup.
The drama is being developed in partnership with the BBC, who will air the series in the U.K. Ink Factory (A Most Wanted Man) is producing. David Farr (Hanna, Spooks)will pen the adaptation.
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Published in 1993, le Carré's Night Manager follows Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier-turned-night luxurious hotel night auditor. Pine crosses paths with a French-Arab woman named Sophie with ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black marketer who specializes in weapons. The woman provides Pine with incriminating documents, which he forwards to a friend in British intelligence. After Sophie winds up dead, Pine works with intelligence operatives and goes undercover as part of a sting against Roper to avenge Sophie's death.
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