Actor Daniel Craig is heading to the small screen for the TV adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s hit novel “Purity”.
The “Spectre” star will lead the cast in the project for US network Showtime, where bosses have picked up the show for a straight-to-series order, featuring 20 episodes, reported Guardian online.
The British actor will portray German businessman Andreas Wolf, who finds himself drawn to young intern Pip in the thrilling drama, which is described as a “story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder”.
Craig will also serve as executive producer alongside Scott Rudin and Todd Field, who will also direct.
“Jonathan Franzen’s Purity is an epic American novel that pulses with the energy of a psychological thriller…,” said Showtime President and CEO David Nevins.
“His gripping and timely story has attracted a powerhouse team – Todd Field, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, David Hare, along with Franzen himself, and the brilliant Daniel Craig who is perfectly cast as the charismatic, mysterious Andreas Wolf. Put it all together and PURITY promises to be the kind of taut, long-form, serialized storytelling that is the best of premium television, and is precisely what we at Showtime aspire to deliver.”