‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Star to Adapt British Classic ‘Worzel Gummidge’

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Star to Adapt British Classic ‘Worzel Gummidge’

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The pirate with a glass eye from Pirates of the Caribbean has been keeping busy. After making a name for himself with BBC’s The Office and The Detectorists, actor Mackenzie Crook is writing, directing, and starring in an adaptation of the British Scarecrow classic, Worzel Gummidge. Deadline reports that Crook will be adapting the novel by Barbara Euphan Todd into a two part film series for BBC. The book was last adapted for a four season TV series back in 1979.   Image via Evoke   I’m thrilled to be back working with the BBC and many members of the …