‘Euphoria’ Star Jacob Elordi to Lead ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ for Sony Pictures Television

The actor will play a prisoner of war in the limited series based on Richard Flanagan’s WWII novel

Jacob Elordi
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“Euphoria” star Jacob Elordi is attached to star in director Justin Kurzel’s and writer Shaun Grant’s adaptation of “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” based on Richard Flanagan’s Booker Prize-winning WWII novel of the same name.

Australian-based Curio Pictures managing director Jo Porter and creative director Rachel Gardner will executive produce the five-part series, Sony Pictures Television’s announced Wednesday.

Elordi will play army surgeon Dorrigo Evans, whose brief love affair with the young wife of his uncle sustains and haunts him through his darkest days as the reluctant leader of men held prisoner in a Thai-Burmese camp during WWII.

“It is thrilling to have Jacob Elordi join us on this project. The character of Dorrigo Evans requires a multi-layered actor who can bring strength, sensitivity and charisma to the role – qualities Jacob has in spades. Together with the creative powerhouses of Justin Kurzel and Shaun Grant, there couldn’t be a more exciting team to bring this important novel to life,” said Porter in a statement.

“It is great for Shaun and I to be collaborating with a talented actor like Jacob. ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ needs a powerful leading presence, and it feels like this young actor and this extraordinary book have met each other at the right time,” stated director Kurzel.

Elordi’s other credits include the Netflix film “The Kissing Booth” and its sequels and the 2022 thriller “Deep Water” with Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas. He will also play Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s upcoming Priscilla Presley biopic “Priscilla.”

Elordi is represented by Gersh, Nicky Gluyas Management, Viewpoint and Goodman Genow Schenkman.

The project reunites Kurzel and Grant, whose 2021 film “Nitram,” won best actor at Cannes for lead Caleb Landry Jones. They previously collaborated on “Snowtown,” and “True History of the Kelly Gang.”

Novelist Richard Flanagan will also serve as executive producer, along with Kurzel, Grant, Porter, and Gardner.