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So two months ago, I launched a new Collider.com podcast called The Sneider Cut, where I do my best to come up with one juicy Rumor of the Week that won’t blow up in my face. Well, a few weeks back I let the cat out of the bag that Justin Theroux was planning to star in an Apple series based on The Mosquito Coast, which seemed especially credible given that his uncle, Paul Theroux, wrote the 1981 novel of the same name. Sure enough, the trades have recently confirmed that Apple has ordered The Mosquito Coast to series, and it will indeed be led by The Leftovers alum.
The Mosquito Coast follows an idealist who uproots his family and moves them to Latin America. Neil Cross (Luther) will serve as showrunner and co-write the first episode with Tom Bissell. Rupert Wyatt (Captive State) will executive produce and direct multiple episodes, including the first one. The series hails from Fremantle, and executive producers also include Veritas Entertainment Group’s Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Bob Bookman, as well as Ed McDonnell.
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Paul Theroux’s book was previously turned into a 1986 movie that starred Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren and River Phoenix, and earned two Golden Globe nominations, including one for Ford’s...
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