Josh Lucas will star in God’s Spy, a U.K.-Canadian thriller directed by Andy Morahan. Variety says the project is based on the true events that culminated in the discovery of Italian banker Roberto Calvi hanging under London’s Blackfriars Bridge in 1982.
The $15 million movie, which will shoot next year in Montreal, also features Jordi Molla, Giancarlo Giannini and Peter O’Toole. It was written by Brian Phelan.
God’s Spy is the story of a young Wall Street trader (Lucas), who is really a Jesuit priest working undercover to gain experience of the financial markets. He becomes caught up in a shady political and financial conspiracy involving the Vatican Bank, the CIA, the Mafia and Masonic Lodge P2.