All the Old Knives: Amazon Studios Acquires Thriller Starring Chris Pine & Thandie Newton
Deadline brings word that Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to the upcoming thriller All the Old Knives, starring Emmy nominee Chris Pine (Star Trek franchise, Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984) and Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner Thandie Newton (Westworld, Crash, God’s Country) and based on the novel by Olen Steinhauer. Steinhauer adapted the screenplay and Janus Metz (ZeroZeroZero) will direct.
The story is set in the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea and follows ex-lovers — one a CIA spy, one an ex-spy — meet over dinner to reminisce on their time together at Vienna station. The conversation moves inevitably to the disastrous hijacking of Royal Jordanian Flight 127, which ended in the deaths of all on board. That failure haunts the CIA to this day, and Henry has come to Carmel to close the book on that seedy chapter. As they parry, flirting, over California cuisine, it becomes clear that one of them is not going to survive the meal.
All the Old Knives will be produced with Chockstone Pictures and Nick Wechsler Productions in association with Entertainment One (eOne). Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz and Nick Wechsler are set to produce through Chockstone Pictures with Matt Jackson producing via his Jackson Pictures banner.
Pine is executive producing through his Barry Linen Productions along with Joanne Lee of Jackson Pictures and Kate Churchill of Churchill Films. Executive producers include Richard Hewitt and Mark Gordon.
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