Charlie Heaton Cast as the Lead in BBC “The Elephant Man”

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Variety reported, “Stranger Things” actor Charlie Heaton has been cast as the lead of BBC’s upcoming drama “The Elephant Man.”

Heaton will play the character Joseph Merrick in this two-part series. 

According to BBC, “the show will span two 90-minute episodes to air on flagship channel BBC One in 2019.”

Lenny Abrahamson is attached to direct from the novel “Normal People” by Sally Rooney, who’ll pen the script of the adaptation.