The big screen’s James Bond is eyeing a small-screen page-turner.
Showtime, Netflix, FX and several other outlets are in talks to land the project, which is seeking a 20-episode order, according to the report.
Franzen’s novel centers around an aimless young woman named Purity but known as Pip, who was raised in unusual circumstances in Northern California. She winds up bouncing around after college from Oakland to Bolivia to Denver through a series of jobs and relationships with equally offbeat characters.
Given the breadth of Pip’s travels and the many people she encounters, it’s unclear which role Craig would fill. But Purity would mark his first regular stateside TV gig.
Todd Field (Little Children) will direct and share writing duties with Franzen.