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Movie Casting News: Keira Knightley and Matt Smith to Star in Real-Life Spy Thriller 'Official Secrets'

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride & Prejudice 2005) & Mr. Collins (Pride and Prejudice And Zombies) in a spy movie together? Sounds interesting! Keira Knightley, who previously co-starred with her P&P film co-star Tom Hollander twice after P&P movie with two Pirates sequels (Dead Man's Chest and At World's End) is co-starring with another Mr. Collins actor (not TH), Matt Smith (of PPZ movie). According to THR, they are set to star in the real-life spy thriller Official Secrets.

Read more info. via THR below...

Keira Knightley, Matt Smith to Star in Real-Life Spy Thriller 'Official Secrets'

Mark Gordon and eOne will produce the pic.

Keira Knightley and Matt Smith are set to star in the real-life spy thriller Official Secrets from Mark Gordon and eOne.

The feature centers on British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun (Knightley), who, during the immediate run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, leaked a top-secret NSA memo exposing a joint U.S.-U.K. illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council.

Oscar winner Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) will direct the film, which is set to begin shooting next month in England. Sara and Greg Bernstein penned the feature that is based on the novel, The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War, by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell. Ged Doherty, who worked with Hood on the thriller Eye in the Sky, will produce, along with Elizabeth Fowler and Melissa Shiyu Zuo. Claudia Bluemhuber, Anne Sheehan and Hugo Heppell are executive producers. eOne will oversee production and will finance the project with Screen Yorkshire and Shiyu Zuo via her GS Media, as well as distribute the pic in Canada, the U.K., Australia/New Zealand, Germany, Benelux and Spain. Sierra/Affinity will rep all other international territories.

Knightley was recently at the Sundance Film Festival with her period drama Collette, and is set for Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, also from Gordon.



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