With its series stars in place, the Sky Atlantic and Canal+ co-production of "The Tunnel" mini-series has rounded out its cast and named a director.
The original Swedish and Danish co-production of "The Bridge" revolved around a murder taking place on the bridge that joins both Sweden and Denmark, essentially giving investigators from both countries jurisdiction and motive to find the killer.
The series is already set up for an American remake on FX, which stars Diane Kruger ("Inglourious Basterds") and Demian Bichir ("Weeds") as American and Mexican investigators hunting a serial killer with victims on either side of the border. The UK/France co-production appears to be more rooted in this concept, with the body of the first victim, a famous French politician, being found in the Chunnel (English Channel Tunnel that joins the UK and France).
The series stars Stephen Dillane ("Game of Thrones") and Clemence Poesy ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows") as British and French investigators charged with working together on the sensitive case. It was announced today that joining the two leads will be Joseph Mawle ("Game of Thrones") and Tom Bateman ("Da Vinci's Demons"), as well as French actors Jeanne Balibar and Mathieu Carrierre. "Lemming" and "The Monk" director Dominik Moll is set to helm the ten episodes of the atmospheric thriller.