Starz Ent. nabs rights to 'Pillars of the Earth'

From THR:


In its first major acquisition since Chris Albrecht took over as chairman and CEO, Starz Entertainment has nabbed U.S. television rights to The Pillars of the Earth, a $40 million, eight-part miniseries based on Ken Follett's best-seller about the building of a cathedral in 12th century England.


Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan ("Heroes"), the series stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen and Donald Sutherland. It was produced by German-based Tandem Communications and Canada's Muse Entertainment in association with Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Films.


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