Eddie Redmayne will be closer to the dark interpretations of “The Night Nurse” than the “Fantastic Beasts” saga. The project is a new series of Sky/Peacock platforms based both on the important international ‘thriller’ “The Day of the Jackal” (“O Chacal” in Portugal), published by Frederick Forsyth in 1969, and on the acclaimed adaptation to the cinema that appeared three years later, directed by Fred Zinnemann and with a then relatively unknown Edward Fox as the protagonist. a disgruntled civil servant for losing his position in Algeria. Frederick Forsyth’s story was about a clandestine organization formed by former soldiers who, Sonte with de Gaulle’s decision to decolonize Algeria, in 1962 he hired a chameleon-like professional assassin known only as the Jackal, who had worked for various secret services in the post-war period and whose identity was unknown. The mission was meticulously prepared and the killer eliminated anyone who might interfere, with a police commissioner in pursuit. According to the producers, the new “The Day of the Jackal” will be a “bold and modern reimagining of the beloved and respected romance and film, which, while remaining faithful to the original matrix, will deepen the “anti-hero” facet of the killer in a “high-voltage, cinematic, global cat-and-mouse thriller” set in the turbulent geopolitical landscape of our time.Ahead as screenwriter and ‘showrunner’ of the production will be Ronan Bennett, known for the acclaimed series “Top Boy” (four seasons between 2011 and 2022, currently available on Netflix as “Top Boy: Summerhouse” and “Top Boy”) and also for the series ” Gunpowder”, with Kit Harrington. He was also the screenwriter of , and the story of the film “Public Enemies” (2009), by Michael Mann and with Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard. -Britain, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, it is not known if it will be available in Portugal through SkyShowtime.
"the jackal" is back: Eddie Redmayne will be the famous assassin
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