Based on the best-selling novel, the series will debut exclusively on Paramount Plus internationally, and on Showtime in the U.S. We will soon be meeting A Gentleman In Moscow.
Paramount Plus has announced that actor Ewan McGregor has signed on to star in an adaptation of the novel ‘A Gentleman In Moscow.’ The series is based on the best-seller by Amor Towles. Production on the show will start later this year. McGregor will lead the cast as Count Alexander Rostov, who in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his place sees him on the wrong side of history. McGregor will also be an executive producer on the series. The series will be produced by eOne in association with VIS, the international studio division of Paramount Global. Paramount Plus will distribute the show internationally while Showtime will distribute the series in the U.S.
Paramount+ today announced the casting of Emmy Award-winning actor Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars” franchise, “Halston”, “Trainspotting”) for its upcoming U.K drama series A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, an adaptation of Amor Towles’ internationally best-selling novel, which is due to commence production later this year. A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW is produced by eOne in association with VIS, the international studio division of Paramount Global. The series will debut exclusively on Paramount+ internationally, and on SHOWTIME in the U.S.
McGregor will lead the cast as Count Alexander Rostov who, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded past places him on the wrong side of history. Spared immediate execution, he is banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room in the opulent Hotel Metropol, threatened with death if he ever sets foot outside again. As the year’s pass and some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold outside the hotel’s doors, Rostov’s reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. As he builds a new life within the walls of the hotel, he discovers the true value of friendship, family, and love.
Ewan McGregor, who is also an executive producer on the series, said: “It’s an amazing, wonderful story and I am very excited to get to play such a fabulous role.”
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW is produced by eOne in association with VIS, the international studio division of Paramount Global. The series is written by showrunner and executive producer Ben Vanstone (“All Creatures Great and Small”, “The Last Kingdom”). It is the first production to come through eOne’s first look deal with Tom Harper’s company Popcorn Storm Pictures. Harper (“War and Peace”, “Peaky Blinders”) will also executive produce with Xavier Marchand (“Nautilus”, “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”) and the novel’s writer, New York Times best-selling author Amor Towles. Since its release, the novel has sold over 4 million copies worldwide and counts Barack Obama, Tom Hanks, and Ann Patchett among its high-profile fans.
On the casting news, Tom Harper said:
“The book is a rare and delicious treat and I fell in love with it the moment I picked it up 6 years ago. We are thrilled that Amor entrusted this brilliant team with bringing the Metropol to life and couldn’t be more delighted that Ewan will be playing the Count.”
ABOUT THE SERIES
The series, part of Paramount+’s strategy to commission 150 international originals by 2025, will debut in 2023 in the U.K and all international markets where the service is available. The series will air on SHOWTIME in the U.S. Paramount+ continues to expand its global footprint and is set to launch in Italy on 15 September, followed by Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France later this year. A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW is one of the first original dramas commissioned in the U.K. that will debut across Paramount+ internationally, with additional series including THE FLATSHARE, SEXY BEAST, NO ESCAPE, and THE BURNING GIRLS.
‘A Gentleman In Moscow’ goes before the cameras later this year and will be released at a future date. Check back here at The Future Of The Force for any further developments on this breaking story.
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