Paula Patton cast in Stephenie Meyer’s The Rook
Blackfilm.com has learned that Paula Patton (Traffik, Somewhere Between) has been cast in Stephenie Meyer’s (The Twilight Saga, Down A Dark Hall, Austenland) supernatural spy thriller series The Rook at Starz. The project is executive produced by Meyer with Stephen Garrett (The Night Manager) serving as showrunning Executive Producer.
The Rook is a riveting supernatural thriller about a young woman pursued by shadowy paranormal adversaries while grappling with extraordinary abilities of her own. The woman wakes up in a London park suffering from total amnesia — surrounded by dead bodies, all wearing latex gloves. She must fight to uncover her past and resume her position at the head of Britain’s most secret (supernatural) service before the traitors who stole her memory can finish what they started.
“I’m going to London to shoot a pilot for Starz called The Rook. I’m playing a villain and I’m excited about that,” Patton said about her role in the project.
The Rook is adapted and co-produced by award-winning playwrights and screenwriters Sam Holcroft (Rules for Living) and Al Muriel (Precious & Rich), based on the novel by Daniel O’Malley. The series will air on the Starz platform in the U.S. beginning next year, while Liberty Global will also feature the series exclusively on demand across its footprint in Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Lionsgate will distribute the series worldwide.
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