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Polygram sets Thompson as ‘Carrington’

Emma Thompson is to play the title role in “Carrington,” a new Polygram Filmed Entertainment pic to be directed by Christopher Hampton.

Jonathan Pryce co-stars in the period flick, based on Michael Holroyd’s biography of writer Lytton Strachey, a member of London’s famed literary group known as the Bloomsbury set.

Hampton, who wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for “Dangerous Liaisons,” will make his directorial debut on the pic.

Polygram’s co-producers are Cinea and Pyramide Films in France.

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