Hoffman, Dench Join BBC1's "Esio Trot"

By Garth Franklin Friday August 23rd 2013 10:21AM

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 Alfieā€¦ 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