In January 2015, the BBC will begin shooting the film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel “War and Peace”. The Corporation stated this on Sunday, December 28 release published on its website.
It is reported that the shooting on the show will take place mainly in Russia, but also in Lithuania and Latvia.
The author of the script was made by Andrew Davies, known for his work on the scripts on the works of Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, Jane Austen and Pasternak’s “Dr. Zhivago “. Davis said he wanted to adapt “exciting, funny and heartbreaking story of love” for the modern British audience. Director of the film will perform Edwin Thomas, Natasha Rostova play Lily James, remember the TV series “Downton Abbey,” Andrei Bolkonsky – James Norton, Pierre Pierre – Paul Dano (“12 Years a Slave”). Was produced by the creators of the series “Sherlock” Faith Petheyl and Bethan Jones.
The film will consist of six episodes; British viewers will be able to see it at the end of 2015 on the channel BBC One. His head Charlotte Moore believes that the series will be an important event for the channel, “” War and Peace “will inevitably become a major dramatic film of the year on BBC One – to work on the adaptation of Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece attracted brilliant team of actors and famous screenwriter Andrew Davies.”
“For me, an incredible honor to participate in this adaptation and play one of the most exciting and controversial characters of Tolstoy – Andrei Bolkonsky – says actor James Norton. – I can not wait to start working with a team of brilliant professionals – Harper, Davis and others “.
According to the Guardian, the budget picture is 10 million pounds.
In addition, the January 1, 2015 Audience fourth program on BBC radio can hear audiopostanovku” War and Peace. “