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Matthew Macfadyen and Donald Sutherland signed on for 'Pillars of the Earth'

According to Hollywood Reporter, Matthew Macfadyen will co-star alongside his former P&P co-star Donald Sutherland and Rufus Sewell in Ken Follett's 'Pillars of the Earth.'

Donald Sutherland takes the role as Bartholomew and Matthew Macfadyen ("Frost/Nixon") as Prior Philip.

"Pillars" starts filming June 22nd in Hungary and Austria. The premiere is set for the second half of 2010.

The series is going to be produced by brothers Ridley and Tony Scott. Ridley Scott is currently directing and producing Robin Hood, which MM is also currently working on as the Sheriff of Nottingham due out next year!

Read full article here.

Update 6/22/09:

The official website for The Pillars of the Earth series is now up and running and being updated weekly. Check it out!


  1. Any idea when Matthew will be on set for his Sheriff role?

  2. I loved this book so am anxious to see the movie. It has been quite a while since I read it, so the characters are a bit hazy. But I have no doubt Matthew will do a fabulous job!


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