BBC is adapting The Luminaries for TV and the cast has been announced! The mini-series based on Eleanor Catton’s award-winning novel will star Eva Green, Eve Hewson and Marton Csokas in the leading roles.
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The Luminaries is a historical fiction novel based in the late 1800s during the gold rush in New Zealand. The gripping tale centers around an unexplained series of events involving a sex worker, the mysterious disappearance of a wealthy man, and drunk man who stumbles across a fortune within his home.
Catton is the youngest author ever to win the Man Booker prize.
This 832 -page book has been adapted to screenplay by Catton herself and will be directed by Claire McCarthy, and according to Variety, Eva Green loves Catton’s work:
Eleanor has written a series of brilliant screenplays, I loved her original novel and it’s so exciting that her own screen adaptation reveals yet more exquisite material.”
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Filming will begin in November, and the show will air on BBC 2 in the U.K. and TVNZ in New Zealand.
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