It’s A Sin star Omari Douglas and The Nevers actor James Norton has joined the West End adaptation of A Little Life. Based on the Hanya Yanagihara novel of the same name, the tragic story follows four college friends – Jude, Willem, JB and Malcolm – as they navigate life while living in New York City.
The story also explores various hard-hitting topics, including race, self-harm, abuse, addiction and friendship. According to a report from the BBC, Norton is set to play Jude, with Douglas signing on as JB.
In addition to the two aforementioned actors, Bridgerton’s Luke Thompson and You star Zach Wyatt have been tapped to play Willem and Malcolm, respectively.
The West End iteration of A Little Life is now the second official adaptation to hit the main stage. Back in 2018, the Dutch version – which was adapted by Koen Tachelet – debuted in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to critical acclaim.