Hoffman, Dench Join BBC1’s “Esio Trot”

Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench have joined the cast of BBC One’s upcoming telemovie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1990 novella “Esio Trot”.

Hoffman play Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor who harbors a secret passion for his neighbor, Mrs Silver (Judi Dench). Sdly, she lavishes all her affection on Alfie… her pet tortoise.

Dearbhla Walsh (“Little Dorrit”) directs from a script by “The Vicar of Dibley” show runners Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer.

Hilary Bevan Jones will produce and filming begins next spring in London.

Source: Deadline