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'Pillars of the Earth' to Be Turned Into TV Series

March 3, 2010 (8:46 am) GMT
Epic bestseller called 'Pillars of the Earth' will be made into new TV series with Ian McShane and Rufus Sewell in the cast.

Author Ken Follett's epic bestseller "Pillars of the Earth" is to be turned into an ambitious new TV series, starring , and . The eight-hour, $40 million "event" will premiere in the U.S. in summer.

Sergio Mimica-Gezzan will direct the project on location in Hungary and Austria. , , , Sarah Parish and will also be part of the cast. And Follett has given the film his blessing, "I am delighted with the series of ''."

The book was released to acclaim in 1989 and has since sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and been published in more than 30 languages. It was the 60th selection in 's Book Club.

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