‘Mosquito Coast’ Series Starring Justin Theroux From Neil Cross & Rupert Wyatt A Go At Apple

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‘Mosquito Coast’ Series Starring Justin Theroux From Neil Cross & Rupert Wyatt A Go At Apple
Apple has given a formal green light to Mosquito Coast, a drama series from Luther creator Neil Cross starring Justin Theroux. The series, directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), is based on the 1981 novel The Mosquito Coast by Justin’s uncle, Paul Theroux.

Mosquito Coast stars Justin Theroux as an idealist who uproots his family to Latin America. In the 1986 feature adaptation of the novel, directed by Peter Weir, the role was played by Harrison Ford.

The first episode of Apple’s adaptation is written by Cross and Tom Bissell, with Cross writing and showrunning the series.

Wyatt will executive produce and direct the first episode, as well as several more throughout the season.

Fremantle is the studio, producing with Veritas Entertainment Group whose Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Bob Bookman also executive produce, along with Ed McDonnell.

Veritas previously worked with Fremantle’s Euston Films
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