Blake Lively To Star in a New Spy Thriller From the Producers of JAMES BOND
I don't know how the rest of you feel about Blake Lively, but I'm a fan. I've enjoyed many of the films that she's starred in such as The Shallows and Age of Adaline. She's now got a new film project that sounds pretty cool!
It's an espionage spy thriller called The Rhythm Section and it's being developed by the producers of James Bond, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The project is an adaptation of the first book in Mark Burnell’s series, which consists of four novels.
The Rhythm Section follows heroine Stephanie Patrick who, after the death of her family in an airplane crash on a flight that she was meant to be on, discovers the crash was not an accident. She then seeks to uncover the truth by adapting the identity of an assassin to track down those responsible.
Blake Lively is the perfect actress to take on a kickass role like this and I can't wait to see her bring this character to life. The movie will be directed by The Handmaid's Tale filmmaker Reed Morano and it will start shooting later this year. Wilson and Broccoli had this to say in a statement:
“It is exciting for us to be working with the immensely talented team of director Reed Morano and actress Blake Lively, who have a strong vision for this very compelling story driven by a female protagonist."
IM Global founder Stuart Ford added:
“In Stephanie Patrick, Mark has created a unique female heroine who turns so many of the current cinematic clichés surrounding so-called 'kick-ass' female leads on their head. To be bringing such a fresh, realistic and bold international thriller to the big screen."
This sounds like it's gonna end up being a great flick worth checking out.