David Tennant to play Phileas Fogg in ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’

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According to French magazine Le Figaro, David Tennant is set to play Phileas Fogg in a television series adaptation of the the Jules Verne classic adventure novel Around the World in Eighty Days.

The adventure, first published as Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours in 1873, features the adventures of English gentleman Phileas Fogg and his French butler Passepartout as they attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager. Ahmed Sylla will play Passepartout.

The France Télévisions co-production will begin filming in January 2020.