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Ansel Elgort is joining the CIA spy-drama, CODE NAME VEIL. Michael Cuesta of Kill the Messenger will direct the 2008 Black List script from Matt Billingsly, and Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill and Molly Smith are producing while Jon Schumacher and Ellen H. Schwartz will executive produce.
The film follows a rookie CIA agent in 1983 assigned to investigate the Beirut Embassy and Marine barracks bombings. Like most people in Beirut in the 80s, his station chief is taken hostage, so the young agent looks to save him by any means necessary.
Elgort can be seen in the blockbuster films The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent, and he’s signed on to Edgar Wright’s upcoming Baby Driver. He is repped by CAA and Brookside Artist Management.
Lance Boyle | Staff Writer
This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
The Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars actor has signed on for Matt Billingsly’s 2008 Black List script.