Jason Statham and glossy acclaimed director Guy Ritchie are teaming up once more, this time for a globetrotting spy thriller, “Five Eyes.”
Ritchie will direct and produce the movie from a screenplay written by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies. The “Aladdin” director has labored with the screenwriters on his most up-to-date two movies”The Gentlemen” and the upcoming “Wrath of Man,” previously referred to as “Cash Truck,” additionally starring Statham.
“Five Eyes” will observe MI6 guns-and-steel agent Orson Fortune (Statham) who’s recruited by world intelligence alliance Five Eyes to trace down and cease the sale of a lethal new weapons know-how that threatens to disrupt the world order. Reluctantly paired with CIA high-tech professional Sarah Fidel, Fortune units off on a globe-trotting mission the place he must use all of his attraction, ingenuity and stealth to trace down and infiltrate billionaire arms dealer Greg Simmonds.
Principal images on the movie is ready to begin in Europe in October 2020.
“Guy Ritchie’s ‘Five Eyes’ is his next collaboration with Jason, commencing with ‘Snatch,’ following the upcoming film, ‘Wrath of Man’ and the global success of ‘The Gentlemen,’ in partnership with STXfilms,” Miramax CEO Bill Block mentioned in a press release. “We’re excited to be reunited with the STX team, as well as Ritchie and Statham whose undeniable chemistry, philosophy and talent will surely attract a massive appeal from audiences worldwide.”
The movie is ready up at Miramax and STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment, has secured worldwide distribution rights. STX will distribute instantly within the U.S., U.Okay., and Ireland, with STXinternational dealing with gross sales to international patrons on the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. STXfilms Ritchie’s “The Gentlemen” earlier this 12 months. The movie grossed $115 million on the worldwide field workplace.
Statham final appeared in “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” alongside facet Dwayne Johnson, which grossed $759 million worldwide.
“Jason is a global box office heavy weight, and when teamed with Guy Ritchie, that’s an irresistible combination,” STXfilms Motion Picture Group Chairman Adam Fogelson mentioned in a press release. “It’s a thrill to be back in business with Guy, Bill and the team at Miramax after our shared success on The Gentlemen and we believe Five Eyes is the kind of film our partners overseas will love as much as we do.”
Block will produce for Miramax, which can also be totally financing the movie. Atkinson additionally serves as producer. CAA Media Finance organized financing and brokered the US, UK, and Ireland distribution deal.
Statham’s deal was negotiated by Patrick Knapp of Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher. Ritchie was represented on the deal by CAA and legal professional Matt Saver.
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