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Alexander Skarsgard to star in BBC/AMC miniseries 'Little Drummer Girl'

By Karen Butler
Actor Alexander Skarsgard has landed the lead role in the miniseries "The Little Drummer Girl." File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Actor Alexander Skarsgard has landed the lead role in the miniseries "The Little Drummer Girl." File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Big Little Lies and True Blood alum Alexander Skarsgård has signed on to star in the BBC/AMC miniseries The Little Drummer Girl.

Director Park Chan-wook is to begin helming the six-part adaptation of John le Carré's spy novel in early 2018. Florence Pugh is to co-star in the project, which is set in the 1970s.

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"To play an enigmatic man who hides his true feelings deep inside, I couldn't think of a more fitting actor. I believe Skarsgård's growing depth as a great character actor and his soaring energy will elevate The Little Drummer Girl to a high place," Park Chan-wook said in a statement Tuesday.

The story follows an actress who meets an Israeli intelligence officer and gets entangled "in a complex and high-stakes plot," a synopsis said.

The BBC and AMC recently adapted le Carré's The Night Manager for the small screen.

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