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‘War & Peace’ Will Be Adapted Into a Mini-ish Series

War & Peace, probably on the shortlist of the greatest books of all time, is getting yet another adaptation. Wisely, producers have chosen to turn the book into neither a movie or (God forbid) a trilogy, but are teaming up with the BBC to make it into a miniseries—”mini” in this case being a figure of speech. The project was actually announced last year, but now Tolstoy’s epic has a real cast, and it’s an impressive one. Lily James (Downton Abbey) will split leading duties with Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood), as Natasha Rostov and Pierre Bezukhov, respectively. The script is being written by Andrew Davies, who handled the original British production of House of Cards. Emmys, make ready your nomination stations …

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