Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Hugh Laurie has been roped in for a political thriller “Roadkill”. He will play a beleaguered politician in the BBC’s new four-part project, reports variety.com.
“‘Roadkill’ is a thriller, which explores the relationship between personal morality and political power,” said Piers Wenger, the BBC Controller for drama.
Laurie will essay the role of Peter Laurence, a charismatic Conservative Party government minister, who remains remorseless and guilt-free even as shameful revelations about his personal life emerge.
On working with Laurie, Wenger added: “Hugh Laurie is an incredible actor, who will play this fictional role with utter conviction.”
The film will be directed by Michael Keillor.