The BBC has cast Tom Hardy and Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight for their next big book adaptations from Charles Dickens.
Their first project set to hit the small screens is an adaptation of one of Dicken’s most popular work, A Christmas Carol, and there have been lots of speculations that Hardy might take on the role of Ebeneezer Scrooge.
A Christmas Carol is set to be a three-part series, 60-minutes each, however, its due date is Christmas 2019.
“Any question about narrative storytelling is answered by Dickens,” says Knight of the source material. “To have the chance to revisit the text and interpret in a new way is the greatest privilege.”
Tom Hardy also gave his opinion about the project, saying that its “extremely exciting”, noting that “A Christmas Carol” is one of the most well-known pieces of theatre and it is quite the undertaking for any creative team- from costumes and locations to catch the spirit of the work.
“Here’s to having a lot of intricate and wonderful fun. We feel very lucky.”
Steven Knights series Peaky Blinder started its 4th season this month, having removed the Harvey Weinstein’s name removed from the credits, as the production card of “The Weinstein Company” no longer appearing on every episode. And not only that, they have stated that they have plans to remove it from previous seasons as well.
The decision is said to have been made by producer Caryn Mandabach Productions and distributor Endemol Shine International. TWC is said to be aware of the move in the wake of Weinstein being sacked following the barrage of sexual assault accusations made against him. He is now facing a criminal investigation in both the UK and the US.