Sony-backed Eleventh Hour Films has signed up The Crown star Lesley Manville to steer the forged of its PBS/BritBox crime collection Magpie Murders, whereas The Full Monty helmer Peter Cattaneo has been set because the director.
Oscar and BAFTA-nominated Manville will star as Susan Ryeland, an editor who’s given an unfinished manuscript of writer Alan Conway’s newest novel however has little thought it is going to change her life. The six-part collection is predicated on Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling novel of the identical identify, with the writer adapting his personal work for the display.
Manville stated Ryeland is a “fabulous” character, whereas Cattaneo added: “Anthony has tailored his novel into splendidly witty and richly layered scripts. Two cleverly intertwined tales, and a bunch of fascinating characters led by Lesley Manville make this an irresistible alternative for a director.”
Manville was Oscar-nominated for her function in 2018’s Phantom Thread and can characteristic as Princess Margaret within the subsequent two seasons of The Crown. Cattaneo, who was Oscar-nominated for The Full Monty in 1997, final labored on Navy Wives.
Magpie Murders is an Eleventh Hour Movies manufacturing for Masterpice and BritBox UK, with Sony Pictures Television distributing worldwide.