Esio Trot will see Dustin Hoffman play Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor who harbors a secret passion for his neighbor, Mrs Silver (Judi Dench). Unfortunately, she lavishes all her affection on Alfie… her pet tortoise. Directed by Dearbhla Walsh, a 2008 Emmy winner for Little Dorrit, the BBC One commission will be produced by Hilary Bevan Jones’ Endor Productions and BBC One. Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, who previously worked together on comedy series The Vicar Of Dibley, reteamed to handle the adaptation. The 90-minute movie starts shooting in London next spring. Red Arrow International, whose parent company holds a majority stake in Endor, will sell worldwide.
Dustin Hoffman, Judi Dench Team For BBC Adaptation Of Roald Dahl’s ‘Esio Trot’
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