“Macbeth” Helmer To Enter “Chimerica”

“Lady Macbeth” filmmaker William Oldroyd has closed a deal to direct the four-part mini-series “Chimerica” which will adapt Lucy Kirkwood’s critically acclaimed play that unfolds a drama about U.S/China relations.

Starting with the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 where a young American photojournalist captures a piece of history as a young Chinese dissident stands in front of a tank blocking its path.

The action picks up in 2012 when the photojournalist is covering a presidential election. When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper, Joe is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film.

Benedict Wong is in talks to reprise his stage role of Zhang Lin in the production for UK’s Channel 4.

Source: Deadline