According to Variety, David Morrissey and Charles Dance in ITV’s adaptation of J.G. Farrell’s The Singapore Grip. The book is a satirical novel about Japan’s occupation of Singapore during World War II, centering on a wealthy British family living there during the invasion. The book was first published in 1978 and has been listed as one of the ten classic Singapore-based works.
Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton is in charge of adapting the book and has been quoted as saying the project is a real “a personal pleasure,” as he was great admirer and friend of J.G. Farrell.
Morrissey will play a ruthless rubber merchant alongside his business partner, the role which Charles Dance will play. Luke Treadway stars at the reluctant hero of the piece, Matthew Webb. Producer Mammoth Screen’s Damien Timmer described it as a ‘passion project’ for the studio.
We’re excited to see this novel brought to our screens for this exciting upcoming series!
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