Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm in Talks for Scott Z. Burns CIA Drama “Torture Report”

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Scott Z. Burns is returning to feature film directing with his upcoming CIA drama , and a number of prestigious actors are now in talks to star. , , and Jennifer Morrison are the four actors in negotiations to star in Burns’ film.

As with some of Burns’ previous films, The Torture Report handles a serious subject matter, this time being about the CIA’s extreme interrogation program on detainees following the 9/11 attacks.

Vice Studios is producing and financing the project with Burns producing, along with Danny Gabai, Eddy Moretti, Jennifer Fox, Michael Sugar, Steven Soderbergh and Kerry Orent. is handling the North American rights to the film and presumably will be at Cannes finding buyers.

The -repped Burns is best known for his writing, having scripted The InformantContagion and Side Effects for Steven Soderbergh, as well as The Bourne Ultimatum. The Torture Report will be Burns’ first feature that he’s directing from his own script since his 2006 HBO film Pu-239.

Represented by , Bening recently starred in the indies Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool and The Seagull, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this month before opening on May 11.

Driver was recently seen in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi and will reprise the role of Kylo Ren in Star Episode IXʼ, as well as star in Spike Lee’s Black Klansman, which is thought to be one of this year’s awards contenders. He is represented by the .

Hamm also plays a CIA agent in next week’s Beirut from writer Tony Gilroy and director Brad Anderson, and he’ll next be seen in the comedy Tag. He’s repped by and .

Morrison was one of the stars of ABC’s hit series Once Upon a Time, and she’ll next be seen in Sony’s upcoming SuperFly remake and in Alex Pettyfer’s directorial debut Back Roads, which also debuts at Tribeca. She is repped by and .

This news was first reported on by Deadline.

| East Coast Editor

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