Josh Hartnett And Eva Green To Star In Sam Mendes And John Logan's PENNY DREADFUL
The Showtime series - which reunites Skyfall's Sam Mendes and John Logan - has found its first two cast members; 30 Days of Night star Josh Hartnett and 300: Rise of an Empire's Eva Green! Penny Dreadful will feature iconic horror characters such as Dracula and Van Helsing.
Talking at the Television Critics Association press tour earlier this week, Showtime revealed that Josh Hartnett and Eva Green will star in Penny Dreadful. Skyfall scribe John Logan is set to write all eight episodes of the series, with the director of that movie Sam Mendes set to executive produce. It was at one point thought he would direct the first episode, but other commitments (the next James Bond movie) mean that it will now be helmed by The Impossible's Juan Antonio Bayona. Set in Victorian England, the horror series will feature iconic horror characters such as Dracula, Van Helsing, Dorian Gray and Dr. Frankenstein. Hartnett is set to play Ethan Chandler, "a charming American who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London." Green meanwhile will play Vanessa Ives, "a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger." More details are expected to be revealed in the New Year.
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