Back in February it was announced that Colin Farrell has signed on to star in a BBC adaptation of Ian McGuire’s novel The North Water, and now comes word that the Dumbo star will be joined in the cast by Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Godless).
The four-part adaptation of the Man Booker Prize longlisted novel is being written and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Lean on Pete) and follows “a disgraced former army surgeon, Patrick Sumner, who joins a whaling expedition to the Arctic in the 1850s, led by the murderous captain Henry Drax. The journey, though, is ill-fated, and Sumner finds himself struggling to survive in the harsh Arctic wasteland.”
Filming on The North Water is set to take place later this year, with O’Connell taking on the role of Sumner, and Farrell portraying the brutish Captain Drax.
via Flickering Myth