Daniel Craig is set to star in a limited series adaptation of Purity, the novel written by Jonathan Franzen.
The project has Showtime and Netflix, among other outlets, bidding to take it on. The highly competitive scenario likely comes from the talent on board. Apart from Craig, Oscar nominee Todd Field (In the Bedroom, Little Children) is set to direct and co-write the screenplay alongside Franzen and Oscar winning producer Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men, The Social Network) is also attached.
The book tells of a young woman known as Pip but whose real name is Purity. After being raised in unusual circumstances, Pip goes on an aimless journey of sorts, taking on jobs in Oakland, Bolivia and Denver, and developing relationships with equally offbeat characters.
Producers are looking to set this one up with a straight-to-series order, with a 20-episode run potentially on the table for the outlet that comes out on top.
Craig has expressed that he is done with the Bond franchise, which saw him put in his fourth turn as the secret agent in last year’s Spectre. Of course, whether or not he’s actually called it quits with playing Bond remains to be seen.