Joe Wright

Joe Wright to direct Mussolini drama M. Son Of The Century

A middle aged man with brown hair and a beard in glasses sits down in front of a beige curtain with a green jacket on

The eight-part series will chronicle the rise of Mussolini from his humble beginnings to the founder of the National Fascist Party.

Based on the book by Antonio Scurati, the series will explore the birth of fascism in Italy, which toppled the government and began an era of brutality and violence.

The series will include the creation of The Fasci Italiani in 1919 and Mussolini’s famous parliamentary speech in 1925 following the murder of socialist MP Giacomo Matteotti.