Paul Bettany is set to star as renowned composer Antonio Salieri opposite Will Sharpe in Sky’s limited series adaptation of “Amadeus”.

“The White Lotus” star Sharpe takes on the role of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in this “fresh, intimate, irreverent” reimagining of Peter Shaffer’s award-winning 1979 stage play.

This take serves as a reunion of Sharpe with his “Giri/Haji” writer/producer Joe Barton and will explore the mythic rivalry in 18th century Vienna between Mozart and Sallieri, along with the involvement of the fiery Constanze Weber.

Salieri’s envy turns vengeful as he uses any means necessary to thwart Mozart and protect his position in the establishment. Barton is writing the series with Julian Farino and Alice Seabright directing.

Megan Spanjian, Michael Jackson and Stephen Wright executive produce. Filming is slated to begin in Hungary this Spring.

It comes nearly forty years after filmmaker Milos Forman adapted the script into the highly acclaimed 1984 feature which swept the Oscars and won Best Picture and a Best Actor nod for Sharpe’s “White Lotus” co-star F. Murray Abraham as Salieri.

Source: Deadline

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