There are new details on the upcoming BBC drama Stolen. The 90-minute television film is scheduled to broadcast on BBC One in 2011.
From the Yorkshire Evening Post:
Band of Brothers star Damian Lewis is to appear in a new BBC drama about human trafficking.
The actor will play a police officer tracking down trafficked children in Stolen on BBC1 next year.
The film, directed by Justin Chadwick who made The Other Boleyn Girl starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, follows the lives of three modern-day child slaves including a teenager forced to work in a cannabis factory and an 11-year-old girl sold as a house servant.
Executive producer Polly Hill said: “It’s a thriller with an important story to tell and this combination makes for a very exciting drama, and one which we are thrilled has attracted Justin back to television.”
From Digital Spy:
Damian Lewis has signed up to star in a new BBC One thriller.
Stolen focuses on Lewis’s character Detective Inspector Anthony Carter, who works in the human trafficking unit.
The story follows Anthony as he tries to save three children who have been smuggled into the UK.
The show’s executive producer Sita Williams said: “We have wanted to make this film for a very long time, and I’m delighted that the BBC has commissioned it – to bring this subject to a wider audience.”