‘A Gentleman In Moscow’ Trailer: Ewan McGregor & Mary Elizabeth Winstead Star In Series Set During Russian Revolution

It’s already pretty unfair that Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, two of the most beautiful and popular actors in the world, are also part of the Star Wars universe. Him as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and her as Hera Syndulla. And while we might not ever get to see those characters interact, McGregor and Winstead doing other projects together was inevitable. A Gentleman in Moscow is a Showtime series that stars the real-life partners in a story set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution.

Here’s the synopsis: An adaptation of Amor Towles’ internationally best-selling novel, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, follows Count Alexander Rostov, played by Emmy® Award-winning actor Ewan McGregor (Star Wars franchise, Halston, Trainspotting), who, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded past has placed him on the wrong side of history. Spared immediate execution, he is banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room in the opulent Hotel Metropol and threatened with death if he ever sets foot outside again. As the years pass and some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold outside the hotel’s doors, Rostov’s reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. As he builds a new life within the walls of the hotel, he discovers the true value of friendship, family and love. Series premiere streaming March 29 with the Paramount+ with SHOWTIME plan.

The series was created by Ben Vanstone, the writer, executive producer, and showrunner, and based on Amor Towles’ 2016 novel of the same name. Also in the cast are Leah Harvey, Johnny Harris, Paul Ready, Alexa Goodall, John Heffernan, Lyès Salem, Fehinti Balogun, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Dee Ahluwalia and Anastasia Hille.

A Gentleman in Moscow hits the Paramount+ with Showtime plan on March 29th.

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