Variety reports that Scottish actor James McAvoy (Trance, Filth, Welcome To The Punch, X-Men: First Class, The Last King of Scotland) will join Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) in the Cold-War spy thriller The Coldest City.
The film directed by John Wick‘s David Leitch, and is based on the novel of the same name. They go on to also mention that David indeed left c0-directing duties on John Wick 2 to make this film instead, and you can’t blame him with the casting so far.
An undercover MI6 officer turns up dead on the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and a female super spy by the name of Lorraine Broughton (Theron) must find the list he was smuggling into the West – a log containing the names of every espionage agent working undercover in Berlin. Broughton delves into an underground world of counter-intelligence, defections gone awry and secret assassinations to recover the list, risking her own life to save the lives of the British agents. But, in this world of deceit and double-crossing, one never knows who is working for whom or can really be trusted.
Production begins this November in Budapest and Berlin.