It’s going to be a Hiddles in the House co-production as Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie are tapped to star in a limited series adaptation of John le Carre’s 1993 espionage thriller, “The Night Manager”!
The series will air on BBC in the U.K. and, I imagine, it’s only a matter of time before a bidding war begins amongst US networks! Looks like a ratings winner to me!
It seems I need extra staff members to keep up with Hiddles career, which is on fire these days! The Avenger‘s star recently wrapped Guillermo del Toro‘s “Crimson Peak” and is now getting his ‘twang on’ as Country Music legend, Hank Williams in “I Saw The Light” not to mention the recently announced “Skull Island” about King Kong’s origins! Where does he find the time? Not that I’m complaining…the more Hiddles to love, the better!
The Night Manager is an espionage/detective novel published in 1993. It is le Carre’s first post-Cold War novel, detailing an undercover operation to nab an international criminal. The story follows Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier turned night auditor for a luxurious hotel. One night, Pine encounters Sophie, a French-Arab woman who has ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black marketeer who has made a fortune from the sale of weapons. Sophie provides Pine with incriminating documents, which Pine forwards to a friend in British intelligence. Despite Pine’s best efforts to help her, Sophie’s betrayal is discovered and she is subsequently murdered. Pine then goes undercover to avenge Sophie’s death. That’s a lot of story to tell in a limited series!
“The Night Manager” will mark the Emmy Award winning Laurie’s return to television after a hugely successful run on Fox’s “House”. This will be Hiddles largest TV role to date, with previous appearances being in British black comedy Suburban Shootout, Wallander..and my personal favorite Return to Cranford. (Ohh the blonde curls!)
Laurie is repped by WME, the U.K.’s Hamilton Hodell and Ziffren Brittenham and Hiddles is with WME, the U.K.’s Hamilton Hodell, Authentic Talent and Literary, and Peikoff Mahan. That’s got to be ONE happy group of talent representatives.
Lady Anglophile….thinking of becoming a talent rep.