Phillip Noyce & Thomas Carter To Helm A+E Networks’ ‘Roots'; Questlove Named Music Producer

A+E Networks has tapped Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games) and Thomas Carter (Coach Carter) to direct nights one and three, respectively, of its four-night eight-hour scripted event series Roots, a remake of one of the most celebrated TV programs of all time. Directors for nights two and four are yet to be announced. In addition, A+E has named Questlove (appropriately from the Grammy-winning band The Roots) executive music producer. He will create the authentic African sound…

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