Daniel Craig is now confirmed to be starring in and executive producing a straight-to-series limited drama based on “The Corrections” author Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel “Purity” at Showtime.
The series was picked up with a twenty-episode order and centers on a young woman named Purity (aka Pip) who, in search of answers about herself and her family, winds up interning in South America at the Sunlight Project – a group which deals with all the secrets of the world.
Craig is eyed to play Andreas, a German provocateur who crosses paths with Pip. Todd Field (“In the Bedroom”) will write, direct and executive produce the series which Franzen, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and David Hare will executive produce.
Franzen and Hare will also serve as writers on the series with Field set to direct all twenty episodes. The series will air over two years on Showtime with production to begin next year.
Source: The Live Feed