Damian Lewis to star in movie adaptation of John le Carre's Our Kind of Traitor
The Homeland actor will play a Secret Service agent in Susanna White's film
Damian Lewis has joined Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard,Naomie Harris and Jeremy Northam on the cast for a new film adaptation of John le Carré’s Our Kind of Traitor.
Directed by Susanna White (Bleak House, Nanny McPhee Returns), the 2010 spy thriller follows the tense story of an English couple on holiday in Marrakech who become inextricably involved with a millionaire Russian criminal keen to bring down his murderous mob boss ‘The Prince’.
Lewis, known for his role as Nicholas Brody in TV political drama Homeland, has been signed on to play a British Secret Service agent, according to film industry website The Hollywood Reporter.
Oscar-nominated Hossein Amini (The Wings of the Dove, Drive) has written the screenplay and shooting begins in London today.
Lewis is tipped to star as King Henry VIII in the forthcoming BBC miniseries adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, alongside Mark Rylance, and will play an English war hero in Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman.
Past le Carré film adaptations have included The Constant Gardner and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, with Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man due later this year.
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