Italian classic The Name of the Rose to be adapted for TV

Jan 25, 2018 839

Hollywood stars Rupert Everett and John Turturro are to star in the first television adaptation of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose, its producers said on Wednesday. The big-budget, eight-part series drawn from the Italian author's best-selling murder mystery set in the Middle Ages will be screened next year, said Orange Content, the production end of the French telecommunication giant.

Italian-American Tuturro will play the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville, who witnesses a series of macabre murders at a remote monastery in the Italian Alps. British-born Everett, of My Best Friend's Wedding fame, will play his old enemy, an inquisitor sent from Rome to track the Pope's critics, who has Baskerville in his sights.

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