Euphoria star Jacob Elordi returns home for his next television project.
The Australian actor has signed on to star in The narrow road to the Far North, a limited series set during World War II that will shoot in his native country. The drama of Sony Pictures Television‘s Curio Pictures is based on the Booker Prize-winning novel by Richard Flanagan.
Elordi will play Dorrigo Evans, an Australian Army surgeon whose brief love affair with Amy, his uncle’s young wife, sustains and haunts him through his darkest days as the reluctant leader of detained men in a Thai-Burmese camp during World War II. The series from writer Shaun Grant and director Justin Kurzel (The True Story of the Kelly Gang) is described as “an intimate character study, a depiction of both sides of the war, an investigation of a marriage, and the portrayal of an unforgettable love story”.
“It’s exciting to have Jacob Elordi join us on this project,” said Jo Porter, Managing Director of Curio Pictures. “The character of Dorrigo Evans requires a multi-layered actor who can bring strength, sensitivity and charisma to the role – qualities that Jacob possesses in spades. With the creative powers of Justin Kurzel and Shaun Grant, there couldn’t be a more exciting team to bring this important novel to life.
Kurzel added: “It’s great for Shaun and I to be collaborating with a talented actor like Jacob. The narrow road to the Far North needs a powerful high-profile presence, and it feels like this young actor and this extraordinary book came together at just the right time.
Curio Pictures, which launched in February, is based in Australia and focuses on television and film projects for premium platforms in Australia and overseas. Porter and creative director Rachel Gardner will serve as executive producers The narrow road to the Far North with Kurzel, Grant and Flanagan.
In addition to HBO’s Euphoria, Elordi’s credits include Hulu’s deep watersthe next writer-director Emerald Fennell Saltburn and those of Netflix kissing kiosk movies. He will also play Elvis Presley in Priscilla, the biopic by Sofia Coppola about the wife of the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Priscilla Presley. Elordi is replaced by Gersh, Nicky Gluyas Management, Viewpoint and Goodman Genow.