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Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins & others to star in thriller Official Secrets

01.29.2016

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Justin Chadwick (MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) has assembled one hell of a cast for his next directorial effort. Solution Entertainment Group has announced that Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, Paul Bettany, Game of Thrones Natalie Dormer and Martin Freeman have all joined OFFICIAL SECRETS, a true-story espionage thriller based on Marcia and Thomas Mitchell's best-selling book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katharine Gun and The Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion. Sara and Gregory Bernstein wrote the script for the planned movie, which will head into production this May in the U.K.

Synopsis:

In the run up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Katharine Gun (Dormer), a young British intelligence officer reveals a secret illegal NSA spy operation against the UN Security Council designed to ensure passage of a resolution for war to Martin Bright (Bettany) a reporter at the British newspaper, The London Observer. Katharine’s arrest following the leak makes headlines around the world. In an attempt to gain the evidence to free Katharine, Martin unearths the shocking plot which puts both Katharine and Martin’s lives in great jeopardy.

Ford and Hopkins will star as (respectively) a CIA agent and a retired U.K. general, while Freeman has been tapped to play Peter Edwards, the foreign affairs editor at The Observer. Are you interested in checking out OFFICIAL SECRETS?

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