Ethan Hawke
(© Tristan Fuge)
Ethan Hawke
(© Tristan Fuge)
STARZ will air the miniseries Moby Dick over two evenings August 1-2.

Stage veterans Ethan Hawke, William Hurt, Gillian Anderson and Donald Sutherland will headline the series, which is based on Herman Melville's classic, and featuring a script by Nigel Williams.

Hurt will play Captain Ahab, a man on an obsessive hunt for a legendary white whale that endangers his ship and crew. Hawke will play his first mate Starbuck, Anderson will play Ahab's wife Elizabeth, and Sutherland will appear as Father Mapple.