Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie to star in new BBC series

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 October 2014
Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie will both star in new TV series 'The Night Manager', which will air on the BBC

Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie are to appear together in new TV series 'The Night Manager'.

Hiddleston, 33, and Laurie, 55, will lead the cast for the new TV adaptation of the novel by John Le Carre, according to The Hollywood reporter.

The new BBC show follows the story of Jonathan Pine, a British soldier who later becomes an auditor for a luxurious hotel.

Pine soon comes into contact with Sophie, a French-Arab woman linked to Richard Onslow Roper, who made his considerable fortune from weapons deals.

But when Sophie is killed, Pine goes undercover with intelligence operatives to avenge her death.

The new show marks the TV return of both Hiddleston - who is best known for appearing in the 'Thor' movies - and Laurie.

Hiddleston's last regular television role was in BBC Two's 'The Hollow Crown' in 2012, while Laurie left 'House' in the same year.

Meanwhile, it was revealed recently that Hiddleston has been handed a starring role in the new King Kong movie 'Skull Island'.

He has agreed to appear in the new film, which follows the Peter Jackson-directed King Kong remake released in 2005.

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