Kingsman: The Secret Service breakout Sofia Boutella is circling Focus Features’ spy thriller THE COLDEST CITY. John Wick co-director David Leitch is helming from a script by Kurt Johnstad, who adapted the graphic novel of the same name. Charlize Theron will lead with James McAvoy, who just recently signed on.
Based on the graphic novel by Antony Johnston, Coldest City centers on an underground MI6 officer killed at the precipice of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Two operatives hunt for a list detailing the names of Cold War spies, on both sides, before it gets into enemy hands.
Theron and Leitch are also producing, along with A.J. Dix, Beth Kono, Eric Gitter, Kelly McCormick, and Peter Schwerin. Production is due to begin November 16th in Budapest, with continued shooting in Berlin afterward. Focus is committed to a wide release of the picture, which is budgeted around $30 million.
Boutella’s acting career blew up after her star-making role in Kingsman, following that up with a role in the third Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond. The famed dancer-turned-actress is next set to star in sci-fi pic The Titan, leading alongside Sam Worthington and Ruth Wilson.
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This news was first reported by TheWrap.