Jason Isaac has been cast to take on the role of iconic actor Cary Grant in the biographical series ‘Archie.’
The four-part drama series will tell the story of Grant’s life, from his humble beginnings as Archibald Alexander Leach in Bristol, U.K. to the leading man he became in later life.
‘Philomena’ scribe John Pope has written the story that sees Paul Andrew Williams (“A Confession”) directing.
“There was only one Cary Grant and I’d never be foolish enough to try to step into his iconic shoes,” said Isaacs. “Archie Leach, couldn’t be further from the character he invented to save himself. Jeff’s brilliant scripts bring to life his relentless struggle to escape the demons that plagued him, his obsessive need for control, his fears, his weaknesses, his loves and his losses. It’s the story of a man, not a legend, and those are shoes I can’t wait to walk in.”
‘Archie’ will debut on ITV’s streaming platform ITVX in the U.K. later this year before airing on ITV in the following months. International sales have not yet been announced.