The Weinstein Company has acquired rights in the U.S., Canada, China and Hong Kong to British drama series Love, Nina, starring Helena Bonham Carter (Suffragette). The See-Saw Films-produced series began shooting September 14 in London; BBC will air it in the UK.
S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones) directs from a script by Nick Hornby (Wild) that was adapted from Nina Stibbe’s memoir. In addition to Carter, the cast includes Faye Marsay (Game Of Thrones), Jason Watkins (Trollied) and Joshua McGuire (Mr. Turner).
Love, Nina joins two other series picked up by TWC’s television just this month: Icelandic crime series Trapped from RVK Studios and Dynamic Television and primetime miniseries Dr. Thorne from Hat Trick International.
“This is an extraordinary acquisition for our television team and TWC as a whole,” said Co-chairman Harvey Weinstein. “It’s hard to go wrong with a group that has the genius and original minds of Nick Hornby and S.J. Clarkson, not to mention with incredible talent like Helena and this incredible cast. My wife and older daughters adored Nina’s novel, and it’s a huge coup for us at TWC to introduce it to TV audiences. We’re also thrilled to be reuniting with Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and the entire See-Saw team, whom we’ve continued to grow a very special relationship with ever since The King’s Speech.“
The deal was negotiated by Robert Walak, Yazdi and Michal Podell Steinberg on behalf of TWC, with Hakan Kousetta and Jamie Laurenson negotiating on behalf of See-Saw and represented by Charles Dawson of Lee & Thompson.