Jerry Hall to star in TV adaptation of Amis novel

Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:53am EST
 
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - U.S. actress and model Jerry Hall will star in a television adaptation of Martin Amis's 1984 novel "Money," the BBC announced on Wednesday.

The two-part drama based on the fable of excess will be aired on the British channel in spring 2010 and is part of a series of programs focusing on 1980s Britain.

"It ... says something universal about the corrupting nature of capitalism and greed," the channel said in a statement.

Hall, 53, the former partner of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, will play the "wooden" soap actress Caduta Massi in her biggest television role to date.

The central character of John Self, a British director of commercials, will be played by Nick Frost.

"Although set in the 80s, Money is an incredibly timely drama, satirizing the pitfalls of the dedicated pursuit of wealth in a brilliantly dark and comic way," said Kate Harwood, head of series and serials.

(Writing by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)