Russell Tovey (Banished), Alistair Petrie (Utopia) and Douglas Hodge (The Town) have joined the cast of the John le Carré adaptation The Night Manager, which is a co-production between BBC One and AMC. The series is set to bow on both sides of the Atlantic in 2016.
The trio join a growing cast which is being led by Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) and Hugh Laurie (House) and also includes Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Neil Morrissey (Line Of Duty), Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfridge), Tobias Menzies (Outlander), Jonathan Aris (Sherlock) and Hannah Steele (Wolf Hall). There are no details available about the characters that Russell Tovey, Alistair Petrie and Douglas Hodge will play.
Based on the John le Carré novel of the same name 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. The Ink Factory is producing, with Stephen Cornwell, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Garrett, David Farr and Polly Hill serving as executive producers. Academy Award winner Susanne Bier is directing.