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The Wheel of Time - Rosamund Pike to Star as Moiraine in Amazon Fantasy Series

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) has been cast to star in Amazon's The Wheel of Time per The Hollywood Reporter.

The fantasy drama is based upon Robert Jordan's best-selling fantasy novels of which are being adapted by Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chuck) who also serves as showrunner. Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television co-produce.

The Wheel of Time is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it. The drama follows Moiraine (Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.