New le Carre adaptation for BBC

The team behind The Night Manager is working on a new BBC adaptation of John le Carre’s The Little Drummer Girl. 

The series will be delivered as six episodes and is based on the spy author’s novel published in 1983.

It was made into a film in 1984, starring Diane Keaton and directed by George Roy Hill. 

The story centres on a young English actress and double agent, Charlie, who becomes involved with an Israeli intelligence officer’s complex plan to capture a Palestinian terrorist. 

The Little Drummer Girl comes from The Ink Factory, the production company run by le Carre’s sons Stephen and Simon Cornwell and, as with The Night Manager, is made in association with AMC. 

Filming will begin next year with locations still to be confirmed. 

PI subscribers can log in now for details of the UK studio base along with the names of the producer, casting director and line producer and should follow the project for updates over the coming weeks. 

The Little Drummer Girl is one of around more than 110 film and TV projects currently listed as in pre-production on PI, including a major new drama for Sky set to film next year and Robert Downey Jr’s Doctor Dolittle film. 

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