Tom joins Hugh Laurie in John le Carré spy drama

Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie will star in an adaptation of John le Carré’s spy thriller The Night Manager on BBC.

Radio Times – Le Carré’s story, first published in 1993, follows the life of soldier turned hotel night auditor Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston). A series of events leads to Pine turning to a life of crime in order to infiltrate the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie).

Both Laurie and Hiddleson were linked with the project back in October and now their roles have been confirmed. The series will be a co-production with American broadcaster AMC, the network responsible for Breaking Bad.

BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson said: “It’s a fantastic coup to bring le Carré back to our screens after more than 20 years. He is quite simply one of the greatest novelists of our time, and I am sure that with AMC, Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie on board, this will be one of the BBC’s most unique, ambitious and unmissable dramas.”

First (and second!) look of Tom on Crimson Peak

We’re now in 2015 and the counting has start for Crimson Peak! The film is already featured in two magazines, both has two different images of Tom as Sir Thomas Sharpe, as you can see in the scans added into the gallery.

The film itself follows a young woman (Mia Wasikowska) who is swept off by her feet by a charismatic suitor (Hiddleston). But the courtship takes a turn for the weird when they visit his ancestral home. There she has to grapple with a very jealous sister (Jessica Chastain) and “more than a few skeletons in the closet,” according to the official synopsis.

Del Toro has managed to keep a lot of the details under wraps, and until he decides to actually drop a debut trailer, the above image is pretty much all we have to go on. Crimson Peak is set to open Oct. 16.

London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Last November 30th Tom attended the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, in which he received the Best Actor award for his work in Coriolanus. I have updated the gallery with some pictures:

Welcome to the new ‘Hiddleston Network’

Hello! My name is Luciana and I will be your new webmaster here at Hiddleston Network. You may know me from my other websites as Jessica Chastain Network, Amy Adams Fan or Mark Ruffalo Central and I’m really excited to be part of this website now.

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Universal Pushes King Kong Film to 2017

The Hollywood Reporter – Universal is pushing Legendary’s film, originally titled Skull Island, from a release date of Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, to Friday, March 10, 2017. Now titled Kong: Skull Island, the film will be released in 3D and Imax 3D.

Tom Hiddleston is starring in the film, which will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Written by John Gatins and Max Borenstein, Kong: Skull Island is an origin tale, exploring the king of the apes’ home as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.

Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce and Alex Garcia will executive produce.

The release-date switch takes the action movie out of competition with Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Fox’s Trolls, which are both slated for Nov. 4. The only other film scheduled for the new March 2017 date is Fox’s untitled Bollywood Musical.