We’re still recovering from Park Chan-Wook‘s dazzling, audacious “The Handmaiden“, which hit cinemas last year. As for what the director might do next, things have been pretty quiet, but word has emerged that Park Chan-Wook is gearing up to join the Peak TV craze.
The filmmaker has signed up to direct a six-part adaptation of John le Carre’s spy novel “The Little Drummer Girl.” Florence Pugh, who recently earned plenty of acclaim for her titular performance in “Lady Macbeth,” will lead the miniseries that follows an aspiring actress who is lured into the world of terrorists and espionage. Here’s the book synopsis:
On holiday in Mykonos, Charlie wants only sunny days and a brief escape from England’s bourgeois dreariness. Then a handsome stranger lures the aspiring actress away from her pals—but his intentions are far from romantic. Joseph is an Israeli intelligence officer, and Charlie has been wooed to flush out the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group responsible for a string of deadly bombings. Still uncertain of her own allegiances, she debuts in the role of a lifetime as a double agent in the “theatre of the real.”
Production will begin on “The Little Drummer Girl” in early 2018, with BBC airing the series across the pond, and AMC in the U.S. No release date, but I’d assume we won’t be seeing this until 2019. Still, six hours of pure Park Chan-Wook is something to look forward to.
Until then, maybe you can catch up with the 1984 film adaptation, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Diane Keaton. [Daily Mail]
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