Anya Taylor-Joy, Romola Garai and Alex Hassell will star in BBC One and Masterpiece's three-part series The Miniaturist, based on the novel by Jessie Burton. Deadline reported that the cast for the project, which is now filming in Holland and the U.K., also includes Paapa Essiedu (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake) and Emily Berrington (Humans).
Directed by Guillem Morales and written by John Brownlow, the miniseries is produced by Gethin Scourfield, with executive producers Kate Sinclair and George Faber for the Forge, Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC and Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece.
"From the moment I read The Miniaturist in manuscript, I knew in my gut it was something truly unique--an exquisite mix of another world with the resonances of our own, not to mention characters to die for," said Sinclair.
"I couldn't be happier to tell this amazing and atmospheric story with such a wonderful group of people," said Taylor-Joy. "I immediately fell in love with Nella's resilience and am so looking forward to telling her story and helping to bring this magical book to life."
Burton added: "This is an adventure for my book that I never dreamed possible and I'm so happy that The Miniaturist is in such capable and creative hands. The assembled cast is perfect to the vision I had in my mind's eye in every way and I know they'll make magic."