Jon Hamm has signed on to star in the upcoming action thriller HIGH WIRE ACT. The story follows an up-and-coming American diplomat in Lebanon who has his life shattered when a fringe terrorist group’s bullet kills his wife. Ten years later, he must confront his demons when the same terrorist group kidnaps his trusted friend and colleague from his days in Lebanon. The film has been in development since 2012, and is now moving forward with the casting of Hamm in the lead. The script was written by Tony Gilroy, who has written the Bourne Identity series starring Matt Damon.
Hamm is known for his role as Don Draper on the AMC series Mad Men. He was recently seen in the sports biopic Million Dollar Arm.