James McAvoy To Star With Charlize Theron In “Coldest City”


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and Sierra ’ adaptation of the Oni Press graphic novel has secured another heavy-hitter to the cast. will be joining the -led drama, which centers on two spies during the Cold War, just days before the fall of the Berlin wall. Both of the operatives hunt for a list detailing the names of Cold War spies, on both sides, before it gets into enemy hands. John Wick co-director is directing from a script penned by .

Theron and Leitch are also producing the action/drama, along with A.J. Dix, Beth Kono, Eric Gitter, Kelly McCormick, and Peter Schwerin.Production is due to begin next month in Budapest, with continued shooting in Berlin afterward. McAvoy will first shoot M. Night Shyamalan’s untitled supernatural thriller, which is being produced by Jason Blum.

McAvoy had a busy summer, wrapping on X-Men: Apocalypse for Fox this past August. He’ll next be seen opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the revisionist take of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which hits theaters this November.

He’s repped by and in the U.K.


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