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The Dresser's Us TV rights picked up by Starz

10 January 2015 3:57 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Dresser's Us TV rights have been picked up by Starz.

Based on Ronald Harwood's classic play, the film marks the first time Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Anthony Hopkins have worked together.

The movie will be set during World War II and is based on Harwood's own experiences as a dresser for the distinguished British actor Sir Donald Wolfit. Hopkins has been cast as Wolfit, while McKellen will play his dresser, Norman.

The BBC co-production is directed by Richard Eyre and executive-produced by Colin Callender, Sonia Friedman, Polly Hilly and Ben Stephenson.

"The Dresser is a timeless and poignant story about the relationship between artists, and to have this classic play brought to life on-screen by such acting giants as Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen is thrilling," said Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik (via Entertainment Weekly).

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Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen Set for Starz Telepic ‘The Dresser’

9 January 2015 4:05 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen will work together for the first time in “The Dresser,” an original movie Starz is co-producing with the BBC. Starz made the announcement at the Television Critics Assn. on Friday in Pasadena.

The television adaptation of Ronald Harwood’s World War II-set play of the same name is inspired by Hartwood’s experience of being a dresser for the British actor and manager Sir Donald Wolfit. Hopkins will play Sir and McKellen will portray his dresser, Norman.

The play was previously adapted into a 1983 feature film directed by Peter Yates and starring Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay.

“‘The Dresser’ is a timeless and poignant story about the relationship between artists, and to have this classic play brought to life onscreen by such acting giants as Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen is thrilling,” said Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik.

Richard Eyre will direct. Exec producing are »

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