The Little Drummer Girl

Michael Lesslie — Executive Producer / Writer

Michael Lesslie is a highly sought-after screenwriter, playwright and producer. He has written scripts for Macbeth and Assassin's Creed, both directed by long-term collaborator Justin Kurzel, and worked with such acclaimed filmmakers as Doug Liman and Johan Renck. He is adapting and executive-producing the six-part miniseries The Little Drummer Girl based on the book by John le Carré for the legendary Park Chan-wook, which AMC and the BBC will screen in 2018. He has two other high-profile television projects in advanced development and is writing a contemporary screenplay of Hamlet for Riz Ahmed to star in, for Netflix. Lesslie also works as a producer with his company Storyteller Productions. Storyteller's first feature documentary film, the iconic director Errol Morris' take on Stephen K. Bannon and titled American Dharma, will premiere in 2018. They have several more high-end film and TV projects at advanced stages of development and production. Lesslie graduated from Oxford University with double first-class honors in English language and literature. He began his writing career at age 23 with Swimming with Sharks, a play that opened in the West End starring Christian Slater and Matt Smith. The same year, he wrote a BAFTA®-nominated short film, Heavy Metal Drummer. Lesslie continues to balance playwriting alongside screenwriting and has had his work staged in theaters and screened in cinemas around the world.