EXCLUSIVEKate Beckinsale (Underworld) has been set to star in motion spy thriller Canary Black from Taken and Peppermint director Pierre Morel.

Producer, financier and gross sales agency Anton (Greenland) is launching the challenge for the Cannes market.

The Matthew Kennedy (Inheritance) script will see Beckinsale play high stage CIA agent Avery Graves who’s blackmailed by terrorists into betraying her personal nation to avoid wasting her kidnapped husband. Cut off from her crew, she turns to her underworld contacts to outlive and assist find the coveted intelligence that the abductors need.

The challenge is being produced by Anton’s Sebastien Raybaud and John Zois with Sentient Entertainment’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin.

Anton’s Cecile Gaget will launch worldwide gross sales at this month’s Cannes Market later this month and UTA Independent Film Group will oversee home rights together with Anton. Filming is slated for late 2022.

John Zois acknowledged: “Anton is thrilled to carry motion grasp, Pierre Morel, along with Kate Beckinsale who broke the mould of the motion hero within the Underworld franchise. They each proceed to up their video games and push the style as we speak.”

Beckinsale just lately accomplished manufacturing on El Tonto, the comedy written and directed by Charlie Day, in addition to Catherine Hardwick’s Prisoners Daughter during which she stars reverse Brian Cox.

Anton’s thriller Choose Or Die debuted to robust viewership on Netflix final month. The firm is at the moment capturing horror thriller All Fun And Games starring Asa Butterfield and Natalia Dyer, and just lately launched animated function Fireheart on Hulu within the U.S.

Kate Beckinsale is represented by UTA and Kleinberg Lange. Pierre Morel is represented by UTA, Sentient Entertainment and lawyer Gretchen Rush.

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