Gregor doesn’t slow down after Obi Wan!
Ewan McGregor will star in “A Gentleman in Moscow,” an adaptation of Amor Towles’ novel for Paramount+ and Showtime. Earlier Star Wars McGregor will play Count Alexander Rostov, who finds himself turning from wealth to rags in the wake of the Russian revolution. A Soviet court exiles him, oblivious to the world outside, to a lavish hotel penthouse where he “discovers the true value of friendship, family, and love.”
McGregor, who will also executive produce the series, said: “It’s an incredible, great story and I’m so excited to be playing such an amazing role.” said. Entertainment One will executive produce the series with Paramount Global’s international studio division, VIS, through Tom Harper’s company, Popcorn Storm Pictures. The series will debut internationally on Paramount+ and in the US on Showtime.
Ben Vanstone (“All Creatures Great and Small”) will executive produce and executive produce the series. Harper (“War and Peace”) will also produce alongside Xavier Marchand (“Nautilus”) and Towles. “The book is a rare and delicious treat,” Harper said. I fell in love with it the moment I picked it up six years ago. “We are thrilled that Amor has entrusted this brilliant team to bring Metropol to life and we couldn’t be happier to have Ewan play the Count.”
Ewan McGregor will next voice Sebastian J. Cricket in Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” for Netflix, and will appear as mountaineer George Mallory in the upcoming feature film “Everest.” The Obi Wan Kenobi series is still on the agenda and Star Wars welcomed by the fans.