Ben To Star In MGM+’s ‘The Institute’

MGM+ has given a series order to ‘The Institute’, a thriller based on the 2019 Stephen King novel. Ben Barnes and Mary-Louise Parker are set to lead the drama from director Jack Bender, writer Benjamin Cavell, and MGM+ Studios. More details below:

In the eight-episode ‘The Institute’, when 12-year-old genius Luke Ellis is kidnapped, he awakens at The Institute, a facility full of children who all got there the same way he did, and who are all possessed of unusual abilities. In a nearby town, haunted former police officer Tim Jamieson (Barnes) has come looking to start a new life, but the peace and quiet won’t last, as his story and Luke’s are destined to collide.

Barnes’ Tim Jamieson is a disillusioned ex-cop who takes a job as the night knocker in a small town, withdrawing from the world until Luke’s plight reignites him and gives him something to believe in.

Parker, who I hear has a one-year deal, will play Ms. Sigsby, the charming but iron-willed director of the Institute and a true believer in its awful mission. She’s certain history will come to see her as a hero.

Production is slated to begin in Nova Scotia later this year.



Christine de Mora said:

I am very happy for Ben to play this interestimg role. Congratulations!!!

June 14th, 2024

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