Posted 29 октября 2021,, 13:00

Published 29 октября 2021,, 13:00

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Benedict Cumberbatch will play Alexander Litvinenko in the new HBO series "Londongrad"

Benedict Cumberbatch will play Alexander Litvinenko in the new HBO series "Londongrad"

29 октября 2021, 13:00
The HBO company announced that it will shoot a new mini-series "Londongrad", which tells about the ex-FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko. The role of Litvinenko was played by Benedict Cumberbatch, famous from the TV series "Sherlock", he will also act as an executive under / gray of the film.

According to Variety, the series will be based on the book "The Last Spy" by British journalist Alan Cowell. The book tells about the poisoning of Litvinenko in London in 2006. The script for the film will be written by David Scrapa.

The fact that the British television corporation ITV is filming a film about Litvinenko became known in 2019. Originally planned for the lead role was David Tennant, who played the doctor in Doctor Who.

In July, the premiere of the opera The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko took place in Great Britain. Permission to stage was given by Litvinenko's widow. As she said in an interview with "Afisha Daily", for her it is "a way to fight."

“My participation will help preserve the documentary nature of events, but fictionalization will allow more people to learn about Sasha's story”, - said Marina Litvinenko.

It's worth reminding that in September the European Court of Human Rights was responsible for the poisoning in Great Britain of ex-FSB officer Litvinenko on the Russian authorities.

Litvinenko left Russia in 2000 after several criminal cases were opened against him. He left for the UK. Six years later, it became known about his death. He was poisoned with radioactive polonium-210. British authorities blamed Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin for the poisoning of Litvinenko. The Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation claims that the accusations against the Russians, allegedly involved in the poisoning of Litvinenko, are fabricated.