Richard Gere and Topher Grace will star in Hyde Park and Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s The Double, reports Variety.
The espionage thriller will mark the directorial debut of Michael Brandt, who along with his writing partner Derek Haas penned such scripts as Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma.
The trade says the “story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the distinguished marks of a Soviet assassin, code-named Cassius, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative (Gere), who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemeses, is teamed with a young FBI agent (Grace).”
Filming will start this June in Detroit.