Chiwetel Ejiofor directs Paramount + ‘s The Man Who Fell to Earth series

According to Deadline, Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor has officially signed up to star in Alex Kurtzman’s upcoming series adaptation of The man who fell to earth, based on David Bowie’s cult classic of the same name from 1976. The project has been in development for more than a year and was originally set up at CBS All Access. After the upcoming rebranding of the streamer on March 4th The man who fell to earth The series will now debut on Paramount +.

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This is Ejiofor’s first major television project in seven years since participating in the BBC’s limited series Dancing on the edge That earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series. He’ll next be featured in the highly anticipated Marvel Studios sequel Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness where he repeats his roles as Mordo.

The man who fell to earth will follow the story of an alien who arrives on earth at a turning point in human evolution and has to grapple with his own past to determine our future. The series is co-written by Kurtzman and Lumet with Kurtzman.

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The original film is based on the science fiction novel of the same name by the author Walter Tevis. Directed by Nicolas Roeg based on a script by Paul Mayersberg. The film was David Bowie’s first leading role in a feature film.

Besides Kurtzman, Lumet and HlavinThe man who fell to earth The series is also produced by Rola Bauer, Tim Halkin, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Heather Kadin and Aaron Baiers.

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The series is jointly produced by CBS Television Studios and TANDEM Productions, a STUDIOCANAL company, in association with Secret Hideout and Timberman / Beverly. STUDIOCANAL owns the rights to both Walter Tevis’ book and the legendary Nicolas Roeg film with David Bowie.

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