Melissa LoParco Staff Write
The BBC has announced that they will be adapting one of Leo Tolstoy’s most popular works, War and Peace, into a six part series.
This is the second time the BBC will be dramatizing the 1,225 page novel; the first one came out in 1972 which had Anthony Hopkins playing the lead male role of Pierre Bezukhov.
Andrew Davies, the writer of Bridget Jones Diary, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice, has been chosen to write the script for War and Peace.
Davies told the BBC that War and Peace is a, “thrilling, funny and heartbreaking story of love, war and family life,” and boldly said that the lead female character, Natasha Rostova, “beats Lizzy Bennet as the most lovable heroine in literature.”
While Metro has said that Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables, My Week with Marilyn) is “set” to star in the film (no character mentioned), nothing has been officially announced.
The series is set to be released on BBC One in 2015.