Visionary director Park Chan-wook (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, The Handmaiden) will be directing an entire six-episode AMC/BBC mini-series based on John le Carre’s spy novel The Little Drummer Girl. According to DM, Florence Pugh (The Commuter), the fast-rising young British actress, has landed the starring role. Alexander Skarsgård (Battleship) co-stars.
Here’s what you can expect from the series’ plot, based on the book synopsis for The Little Drummer Girl (via Amazon):
On holiday in Mykonos, Charlie wants only sunny days and a brief escape from England’s bourgeois dreariness. Then a handsome stranger lures the aspiring actress away from her pals—but his intentions are far from romantic. Joseph is an Israeli intelligence officer, and Charlie has been wooed to flush out the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group responsible for a string of deadly bombings. Still uncertain of her own allegiances, she debuts in the role of a lifetime as a double agent in the “theatre of the real.”
The Little Drummer Girl was previously made into a feature film by George Roy Hill (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) in 1984, which starred Diane Keaton (The Godfather) as Charlie (see Trailer below).
We’ll keep you updated on Park Chan-wook’s version as we learn more.