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Unbroken and Skins star Jack O'Connell to play MI6 agent in Section 6

Feb. 21, 2014by: Jesse Giroux
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Universal is developing a potential new spy franchise, and they may have found one of their leads. The Wrap has learned SKINS star Jack O'Connell is in final negotiations to play the younger lead in SECTION 6. The film will be about the creation of the MI6 during World War I, and the first director of the intelligence agency (who by the way, was also the inspiration for M in the James Bond movies), Sir George Mansfield Cummings.

Jack O'Connell will be getting a lot of attention in the next few months because of his performance in Angelina Jolie's UNBROKEN, and Universal is betting on O'Connell to help launch a franchise for them with SECTION 6. The actor also stars in the upcoming 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE and was rumored to be up for a role in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII and in Matthew Vaughn's THE SECRET SERVICE.

O'Connell is a decent actor, and I love a good spy flick, so SECTION 6 sounds good to me so far. No director has been hired yet, but the spec-script was part of a bidding war back in October, and we could hear more news about the film soon if Universal lands Jack O'Connell for the role.

Extra Tidbit: If Jack O'Connell is cast as the younger lead, who should play the older? Maybe reunite him with his HARRY BROWN co-star Michael Caine?
Source: The Wrap

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2:10AM on 02/23/2014

Starred Up

I think you're missing out on the fact that his performance in Starred Up is what is really bringing him a lot of attention. By all accounts it's an amazing performance and is the role that is catapulting him up the ladder in Hollywood. Hopefully he is the next good, young actor and finds roles to match what I have been told is his immense talent.
I think you're missing out on the fact that his performance in Starred Up is what is really bringing him a lot of attention. By all accounts it's an amazing performance and is the role that is catapulting him up the ladder in Hollywood. Hopefully he is the next good, young actor and finds roles to match what I have been told is his immense talent.
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12:37AM on 02/22/2014
Jeremy Irons for the older lead.
Jeremy Irons for the older lead.
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8:58PM on 02/21/2014

Jack O'Connell to play a rifle?

Note to the proofreading dept... an M16 is not the same thing as MI6.
Note to the proofreading dept... an M16 is not the same thing as MI6.
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1:11PM on 02/22/2014
This site doesn't proofread
This site doesn't proofread
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