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Otto Farrant is the new Alex Rider

Tue, April 23, 2019

Otto Farrant is the new Alex Rider.

Deadline Hollywood:

"Sony has found its Alex RiderMrs Wilson star Otto Farrant has been chosen to front the small-screen reboot of the teen superspy.

Farrant, who played Nigel Wilson in the Ruth Wilson-fronted PBS Masterpiece and BBC drama, will play the eponymous character in the series, which is being produced by Sony Pictures Television and British indie Eleventh Hour Films, which optioned the screen rights to Anthony Horowitz’s novels in 2017.

The move comes after the producers opened a wide search for a young actor to play Alex Rider, a reluctant teen superspy who goes on missions to save the world."

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More cast announcements to follow....stay tuned!