Saban Films Acquires MI-5, Starring Kit Harington and Peter Firth.

Saban Films Acquires MI-5, Starring Kit Harington and Peter Firth

Kit Harington, Peter Firth and Jennifer Ehle star in MI-5, also known as Spooks: The Greater Good

Saban Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to MI-5 starring Kit Harington (Game of Thrones, Testament of Youth), Academy Award nominee Peter Firth (“Spooks”), Jennifer Ehle (Fifty Shades of Grey, Zero Dark Thirty), Tuppence Middleton (“Sense 8,” Jupiter Ascending), and Elyes Gabel (“Scorpion”, A Most Violent Year).

MI-5 (known outside the US as Spooks: The Greater Good) is based on the original BAFTA Award-winning BBC television series. Series director Bharat Nalluri (Tsunami: The AftermathMiss Pettigrew Lives for a Day) has also directed the screen adaption, which was written by the series writers Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent (“Humans”). The thriller is currently scheduled to open theatrically at the end of the year.

When a terrorist escapes custody during a routine handover, Will Holloway (Harrington) must team with disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pearce (Firth) to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London.

“’MI-5′ is an espionage thriller led by the talented Kit Harington,” said Saban Films President Bill Bromiley. “Given the strong and loyal following of actioners, we are confident that fans will delight in the film based on the hit UK series.”

MI-5 was produced by Ollie Madden, Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett for Shine Pictures and Kudos. The film was co-produced by Jane Hooks and Robert Norris.

Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films with WME Global on behalf of the filmmakers.

You can watch an international trailer for the film from earlier this year below.


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