Skarsgard Joins Chan-wook’s “Drummer Girl”

Alexander Skarsgard (“True Blood,” “Big Little Lies,” “The Legend of Tarzan”) has scored the male lead role in the six-part event series adaptation of John le Carre’s novel “The Little Drummer Girl”.

The story follows brilliant young actress Charlie (Florence Pugh) who strikes up an acquaintance with an intriguing stranger (Skarsgard) while on holiday in Greece, but it rapidly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic for he’s an Israeli intelligence officer who entangles her in a complex and high stakes plot.

BBC One, AMC and The Ink Factory, who all previously worked on the Emmy-winning le Carre adaptation “The Night Manager,” are re-teaming for this. Park Chan-wook, the writer and director of “Old Boy” and “The Handmaiden,” will direct the series which is set to go into production in 2018.

Laura Hastings-Smith will serve as producer. An event series adaptation of le Carre’s “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold” is also in the works.

Source: Variety