“There’s nothing normal about her. She’s rare and fine and peculiar. When people say she’s normal, what they’re referring to is that she doesn’t run around trying to get her picture in the papers or on TV. -Todd Field
Showtime has officially announced they’ve picked up the Daniel Craig-led Purity, with Todd Field directing, co-writing, and producing all 20 episodes. Based on the book by Jonathan Franzen (who will also write alongside David Hare), production begins in 2017. See the synopsis below.
PURITY is a morally complex story of youthful idealism, extreme loyalty and cold-blooded murder. Jonathan Franzen’s intricately plotted novel is populated by characters both hungry for the truth and desperate to hide it. From STASI offspring to Oakland anarchists, Franzen tracks his characters’ landscapes as varied as East Berlin, the Bolivian jungle, East Harlem walk-ups, and the California Redwoods. PURITY is at once supremely ambitious in scope and intensely intimate in its treatment of character - a decades-spanning tragicomedy that builds to a contemporary climax.