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Jacob Elordi to direct Sony’s WWII miniseries

The Narrow Road to the Deep North: Jacob Elordi to direct Sony’s WWII miniseries

Euphoria escape Jacob Elordi has been tapped for the lead role in Sony Pictures Television’s upcoming limited series adaptation of The narrow road to the Far North, based on the novel of the same name by Richard Flanagan. Production is expected to take place in Australia.

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“It’s exciting to have Jacob Elordi join us on this project,” executive producer Jo Porter said in a statement (via Variety). “The character of Dorrigo Evans requires a multi-layered actor who can bring strength, sensitivity and charisma to the role – qualities that Jacob possesses in spades. With the creative powers of Justin Kurzel and Shaun Grant, there couldn’t be a more exciting team to bring this important novel to life.

The narrow road to the Far North will be directed and produced by Justin Kurzel from a script written by Shaun Grant. The five-part miniseries will feature Elordi playing an army surgeon named Dorrigo Evans, “whose short but forbidden affair with Amy, his uncle’s young wife, sustains and haunts him through his darkest days. as the reluctant leader of the men held in a Thai-Burmese Camp during World War II.

The project is produced by Porter, Flanagan and Rachel Gardner. It comes from Curio Pictures.

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Elordi first gained recognition for his role as Noah Flynn in Netflix’s romantic comedy trilogy titled The kissing booth. His acting breakthrough came when he joined the cast of HBO’s Zendaya-led teen drama Euphoria. He will then be seen working with two Oscar-winning filmmakers, Emerald Fennell in Saltburn and Sofia Coppola in Priscilla.

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