Magazine article Screen International

Olivia Cooke to Star in 'Vanity Fair' Adaptation for ITV, Amazon

Magazine article Screen International

Olivia Cooke to Star in 'Vanity Fair' Adaptation for ITV, Amazon

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Mammoth Screen to produce seven-part series.

ITV has tied with Amazon for the first time - commissioning a seven-part adaptation of William Thackeray’s Vanity Fair.

Mammoth Screen, the company behind ITV’s Victoria, and Amazon Studios will co-produce the 7x60-minute drama which is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and will star Olivia Cooke will star as the social climbing heroine Becky Sharp.

Thackeray’s novel, which was published as a serialisation from 1848, is to be adapted by Gwyneth Hughes. …

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