June 10, 2023

Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor is ready to steer A Gentleman in Moscow, a brand new drama sequence for Paramount+ and Showtime primarily based on the Amor Towles’ novel of the identical identify.

In response to Selection, McGregor will play Rely Alexander Rostov, who finds himself going from riches to rags following the Russian revolution. After a Soviet tribunal sees him exiled to the attic room of an opulent lodge, Rostov, oblivious to the world outdoors, begins to disover the true worth of friendship, household, and love.

McGregor replaces Kenneth Branagh, who was initially forged within the function. The recasting was revealed by Paramount Premium Group CEO David Nevins in the course of the Edinburgh TV Competition at present, Thursday, August 25, the place he spoke about his imaginative and prescient for Paramount+’s worldwide enlargement.

“It’s a tremendous, great story and I’m very excited to get to play such a wonderful function,” mentioned McGregor (through Selection). The Emmy-winning actor may also function an government producer on the mission alongside Tom Harper (Battle and Peace), Xavier Marchand (Nautilus), and Towles. Ben Vanston (All Creatures Nice and Small) is on board as showrunner and also will exec produce.

A Gentleman in Moscow will debut on Paramount+ internationally and on Showtime within the U.S.

“The ebook is a uncommon and scrumptious deal with and I fell in love with it the second I picked it up six years in the past,” mentioned Harper. “We’re thrilled that Amor entrusted this sensible staff with bringing the Metropol to life and couldn’t be extra delighted that Ewan will likely be taking part in the Rely.”

McGregor is thought for taking part in the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi within the Star Wars prequels, a task he reprised for the 2015 movie Star Wars: The Power Awakens and the 2019 movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Earlier this yr, he reprised the function once more for the Disney+ miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi. He’ll subsequent be heard in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, voicing the character of Sebastian J. Cricket.

A Gentleman in Moscow, TBA, Showtime