Jim Sturgess has been cast in Apple’s upcoming drama based on the life of 11-year-old investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak, the tech giant announced Tuesday.
Led by “The Florida Project” breakout Brooklynn Prince, the 10-episode drama follows a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind, where her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.
Sturgess will play Matthew Lysiak, Hilde’s father in the series created by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik.
“Crazy Rich Asians” helmer Jon M. Chu will direct and executive produce the untitled drama, which hails from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television. Joy Gorman Wettels and Sharlene Martin also serve as executive producers.
The drama is one of more than 20 projects in the works at Apple as the tech giant looks to break into the original programming space next year, including an untitled morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, an Emily Dickinson coming-of-age drama led by Hailee Steinfeld and the thriller “Are You Sleeping” starring Octavia Spencer and Lizzy Caplan.
Sturgess most recently starred in the BBC One crime drama “Hard Sun” alongside Agyness Deyn. His other television credits include the British period drama “Close to the Enemy” and AMC’s short-lived “Feed the Beast.”
Deadline first reported the news.