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AMC Miniseries Adaptation of 'The Little Drummer Girl' Starts Filming in Europe

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Michael Shannon attends the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018 in New York City.

Shooting began this week in Europe on The Little Drummer Girl miniseries.

The international thriller marks the television debut of filmmaker Park Chan-wook, who is directing all six hours of the project. Set in the 1970s, the John le Carre adaptation stars Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Shannon and Florence Pugh.

Alexander Skarsgard Set to Star in BBC/AMC Miniseries 'The Little Drummer Girl'

The series will be a six-part adaption of John le Carré's spy novel.

"Brilliant young actress Charlie strikes up an acquaintance with an intriguing stranger while on holiday in Greece, but it rapidly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic," a synopsis said. "The man is Becker, an Israeli intelligence officer, who entangles her in a complex and high stakes plot orchestrated by Spymaster, Kurtz."

The miniseries will air on the BBC in the United Kingdom and on AMC in the United States.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.