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The Little Drummer Girl to premiere at BFI’s 62nd London Film Festival

Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon star.

The Little Drummer Girl
Credit: BBC / AMC

The Little Drummer Girl will have its world premiere at BFI’s 62nd London Film Festival on Sunday 14th October 2018.

The six-part TV series is based on John le Carré’s best-selling book of the same name. Produced by The Ink Factory (The Night Manager), the series stars Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) as Becker, Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water) as Kurtz and Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) as Charlie.

Blurring the fine lines between love and hate; truth and fiction; and right and wrong; The Little Drummer Girl weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue.

The Little Drummer Girl

Credit: BBC / AMC

Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie (Pugh), a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker (Skarsgård,) while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz (Shannon). Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties.

The Little Drummer Girls marks the TV debut of film-maker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, Stoker). It comes from the executive producers of the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning series The Night Manager.

Episodes one and two will be screened at the Embankment Garden Cinema placing the television thriller amid the best new films from across the globe.

The Little Drummer Girl will air this autumn on the BBC and in November on AMC.

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