“The Last of the Mohicans” will be coming to TV, though likely without a historical romance cover-worthy Daniel Day-Lewis in the lead role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, FX is developing an adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s 1826 novel as a miniseries, with Chris Crowe, co-writer of the 1992 Michael Mann film version, on board to pen the script alongside Kerry McCluggage (“Miami Vice”) and Steve Beck.
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Crowe and McCluggage will serve as executive producers on the project, while Beck will serve as a producer.
The project joins an already announced slate of mini- and exclusive series FX has in the works, one that includes a “Fargo” adaptation being executive produced by the Coen brothers; a look at the Plymouth Colony called “Mayflower”; a Sam Mendes EP’d terrorist attack drama set in a luxury hotel in Paris; an adaptation of the 2011 UK series “Mad Dogs”; and a bank robber drama written by Rob Siegel (“The Wrestler”) and executive produced by Alexander Payne.
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