Kim Cattrall (“Sex and the City”), David Haig (“The Thick of It”), Billy Howle (“Cider with Rosie”) and Monica Dolan (“Eye in the Sky”) are all set to join Andrea Riseborough and Toby Jones in the upcoming new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “The Witness for the Prosecution” for BBC One and Acorn TV.
Sarah Phelps and the team behind this past December’s acclaimed take on Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” is scripting the two-part mini-series which is set in 1920s London. The story involves a trial over the murder of an heiress (Cattrall) with a young chancer (Howle) seemingly the prime suspect – until an enigmatic chorus girl (Riseborough) may prove to be the key to his defense.
Julian Jarrold (“Kinky Boots,” “Brideshead Revisited “) will direct while Colin Wratten is set to produce. The project will be shopped around MIPCOM in October.
Source: The Guardian