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Ewan McGregor to play A Gentleman in Moscow for Paramount+ in eOne adaptation

Ewan McGregor has taken the lead role in Paramount+’s upcoming UK original drama series A Gentleman in Moscow.

Ewan McGregor
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Based on Amor Towles’ novel of the same name, A Gentleman in Moscow will be produced by Entertainment One (eOne) in association with Paramount Global’s international studio division, VIS.

McGregor will lead the cast as Count Alexander Rostov who, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded past places him on the wrong side of history. Spared immediate execution, he is banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room in the opulent Hotel Metropol, threatened with death if he ever sets foot outside again.

As the years pass and some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold outside the hotel’s doors, Rostov’s reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. As he builds a new life within the walls of the hotel, he discovers the true value of friendship, family and love.

The series is written by showrunner and executive producer Ben Vanstone and is the first production to come through eOne’s first-look deal with Tom Harper’s company Popcorn Storm Pictures. Harper will also exec produce with Xavier Marchand, Towles and McGregor.

With production set to begin later this year, A Gentleman in Moscow will debut on Paramount+ internationally and on Showtime in the US.


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