Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Tom Hollander (A Poet In New York) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) have joined the cast of the BBC One and AMC co-production The Night Manager, which is being toplined by Hugh Laurie (House) and Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers).
The Night Manager tells the story of Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston), who is ready to stand up and be counted in the fight against the unholy alliance which operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade in the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington. But to infiltrate the inner circle of a lethal and amoral gangster Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie), Pine must himself become a criminal.
Olivia Colman will play Burr, an intelligence operate who recruits Jonathan Pine to navigate the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington; Tom Hollander will portray Corcoran, a close associate of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper; while Elizabeth Debicki plays Roper’s girlfriend Jed.
Based on the John Le Carré novel of the same name, The Night Manager is being adapted for television by David Farr and produced by independent production company The Ink Factory. The series producer is Rob Bullock, while Stephen Cornwell, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Garrett, David Farr and Polly Hill will executive produce.
Production on The Night Manager is slated to commence this Spring and will air as a six episode serial on BBC One in the UK and an 8 episode “limited series” on AMC in the United States in 2016.