Ansel Elgort Set to Star in 'Tokyo Vice' Series for WarnerMedia
WarnerMedia has ordered yet another series for its upcoming streaming service.
The drama series "Tokyo Vice" starring Ansel Elgort has landed a straight-to-series order, Variety reports. It will be an adaptation of the book of the same name by Jake Adelstein. J.T. Rogers is set to write the adaptation, Destin Daniel Cretton will direct, and Elgort, John Lesher, and Emily Gerson Saines will executive produce.
Elgort has never been a regular on a TV series before. He has, however, recently starred in the films "Billionaire Boys Club," "Jonathan," and "November Criminals." In "Tokyo Vice," Elgort will play Adelstein, an American reporter who was admitted into the Tokyo Metropolitan Police press club and uncovered corruption.
"Tokyo Vice" was previously going to be adapted into a film, with Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role. THR reported the news in 2013, and at the time, filming was expected to begin in mid-2014. Rogers was on board as the screenwriter, and while the film hasn't materialized, he'll still get to tell the story. The upcoming show's order is for 10 episodes.
The series will be one of multiple new ones slated to debut on the forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming service. The platform is expect to launch in 2020.