Andrew Garfield teams up with Tom Hardy in new project

andrew garfield behind the microphone for audible's adaptation of 1984
Andrew Garfield and Tom Hardy team for new projectAudible/Michael Wharley

Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield is teaming up with Tom Hardy for a new adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 from Audible alongside Wicked star Cynthia Erivo and Fleabag's Andrew Scott.

Garfield is set to lead the adaptation as Winston alongside Erivo, who will play Julia. They are joined by Hardy, who will serve as the voice of Big Brother and Scott, who stars as the "alluring, mysterious and dangerous O'Brien".

Also joining them in the cast are Romesh Ranganathan as Parsons, Natasia Demetriou as Mrs Parsons, Chukwudi Iwuji as Charrington, Francesca Mills as Syme, Katie Leung as Ling, and Alex Lawther as Ampleforth.

cynthia erivo behind the microphone for audible's adaptation of 1984
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Per the press release, the Audible Original adaptation "stays faithful to the original text, leaning into the horror of the dystopian setting, whilst going deeper into Winston and Julia's love story. In a world where love and sex are forbidden, Winston and Julia are the last lovers on earth."

Directed by BAFTA award winning Destiny Ekaragha, the latest adaptation of Orwell's dystopian novel will be released globally on April 4, 2024, exactly 40 years after the date of Winston's first diary entry.

The adaptation will feature a score from Muse front-man Matthew Bellamy, who has teamed up with award-winning composer Ilan Eshkeri to create an original score which will include reworkings of two of Muse's most iconic tracks.

andrew scott behind the microphone for audible's adaptation of 1984
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Speaking of the new project, Ekaragha said: "This is my first experience directing an audio drama, and what an honour it was to work so closely with a cast of this calibre. I can't wait for everyone to hear what the Andrews, Cynthia and Tom have done with these iconic characters."

Described by George Orwell's son Richard Blair as "sensational" with a "brilliant cast", the adaptation has been officially endorsed by the Orwell Estate.

1984 will be release don Audible on April 4, 2024.

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