Helena Bonham Carter is Turks & Caicos bound…
The 46-year-old part-Spanish actress has signed on to star in Turks & Caicos, the second television movie based on David Hare’s The Worricker Trilogy.
From Carnival Films and BBC Two, Turks & Caicos is the follow-up to the first installment Page Eight, which aired in 2011 on BBC Two and PBS and starred Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes and Judy Davis.
Nighy will reprise his role as British intelligence officer Johnny Worricker for part two Turks & Caicos and part three Salting The Battlefield. Fiennes also returns for both.
In addition to Bonham Carter, Turks & Caicos will also star Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Dylan Baker and Zach Grenier.
Davis, who was nominated for a supporting actress Emmy for Page Eight, will return for Salting The Battlefield, as will Bonham Carter, along with Saskia Reeves, Kate Burdette and Malcolm Sinclair.
Page Eight, which closed the Toronto Film Festival in 2011, saw Worricker uncover a plot to turn control of MI5 directly over to the prime minister after the head of the organization’s death. Part two will pick up after Worricker leaves his MI5 post and heads to Turks & Caicos where the CIA forces him to deal with a group of ambiguous Americans who are on the islands for a high-level conference. At the same time, an old girlfriend is being asked to betray her boss in London in order to establish an illicit connection between the prime minister and dark goings-on in the war on terror. Salting The Battlefield sees Worricker and the girlfriend on the run from MI5 until Worricker returns home to confront the prime minister in a duel of wits.
A start date has yet to be confirmed.