Ewan McGregor has been set to star in the drama series ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ for Paramount+.
McGregor will take on the role of Count Alexander Rostov who finds himself going from riches to rags following the Russian revolution. A Soviet tribunal banishes him to the attic room of an opulent hotel, where, oblivious to the world outside, he “discovers the true value of friendship, family and love.”
“It’s an amazing, wonderful story and I am very excited to get to play such a fabulous role,” said McGregor, who will also produce the series.
Adapted from Amor Towles’ novel, the series will also be produced by Entertainment One, via Tom Harper’s company Popcorn Storm Pictures in association with Paramount Global’s international studio division VIS.
Ben Vanstone (“All Creatures Great and Small”) will showrun and executive produce the series. Harper (“War and Peace”) will also exec produce alongside Xavier Marchand (“Nautilus”) and Towles.
McGregor will next be heard in as the voice of Sebastian J. Cricket in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix and will next be seen as mountaineer George Mallory in the upcoming feature ‘Everest.’