Hey guys, Jana here,
Daniel Craig and Showtime are teaming up for a new project based on the Jonathan Franzen novel, ‘Purity‘. From Showtime’s description: Purity is a morally complex story of youthful idealism, extreme loyalty and cold-blooded murder. Franzen’s intricately plotted novel is populated by characters both hungry for the truth and desperate to hide it. From Stasi offspring to Oakland anarchists, Franzen tracks his characters’ landscapes as varied as East Berlin, the Bolivian jungle, East Harlem walk-ups, and the California Redwoods. Purity is at once supremely ambitious in scope and intensely intimate in its treatment of character – a decades-spanning tragicomedy that builds to a contemporary climax, even simpler, ‘Purity‘ is the journey of a girl who joins an activist group and begins a world-wide search for her father.
Craig will star in and exec produce the straight-to-series project which created quite a bidding war from streaming networks and cable series along with others in between but Showtime came out the victor and awarded the series a 20-episode order.
Scott Rudin is on board to produce the series, Todd Field will join Craig as exec producer, but also directing. Rounding out the exec producers are Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Franzen and David Hare, and Hare and Franzen will serve as writers for the series which will begin production in 2017. This makes the second adaptation from a book written by Franzen, his first was in 2001 with ‘The Corrections‘ which Rudin produced and boasted an all-star cast.