Florence Pugh and Alexander Skarsgard is Park Chan-Wook's television adaptation of "The Little Drummer Girl.”
Photo courtesy of the British Broadcasting Corporation
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A tale of espionage and intrigue by Britain's master spy novelist John le Carre is the latest TV series to grab the limelight usually reserved for movies. The series based on his 1983 novel "The Little Drummer Girl," directed by South Korea's Park Chan-Wook, will hit TVs in the next month, but it got a big screen world premiere at the London Film Festival.Park, who won the top prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival for "Oldboy," directs all six episodes of the spy series in what is his TV debut.Commissioned by the BBC and American pay-TV network AMC, "The Little Drummer Girl" is the latest Le Carre work adapted for television by this Anglo-American partnership, which was behind hit TV series "The Night Manager," crafted from the British author's 1993 spy novel.The Cannes film festival, the world's most prestigious cinema event, last year allowed TV series among its offerings for the first time.
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