Emilia Clarke and Jack Huston to star in thriller Above Suspicion
Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke will star in veteran filmmaker Phillip Noyce’s thriller film Above Suspicion. Adapted from the book of the same name by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey and based on a true story, the film is written by Golden Globe nominee Chris Gerolmo. The film will be produced by Colleen Camp for Colleen Camp Productions, and produced and financed by Mohamed AlRafi and Tim Degraye. Also producing are Emmy nominated writer Angela Amato-Velez and Amy Adelson. Principal photography is slated to begin May 23, 2016.
Sierra/Affinity will commence international sales on behalf of the film at this year’s Cannes Film Market. Jay Cohen at The Gersh Agency will represent US rights to the film.
Above Suspicion is the chilling true story of a newly married FBI poster-boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it’s a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation’s top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.
Noyce previously directed Salt, The Giver, The Bone Collector, The Saint and Clear and Present Danger.
Huston will next star in the title role of the upcoming re-imagining of Ben-Hur from MGM and Paramount Pictures this summer, followed by Alexandre Moors’ Yellow Birds. He was most recently seen in Hail, Caesar! and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Additional credits include David O’Russell’s Oscar-winning American Hustle and the HBO television series “Boardwalk Empire.”
Clarke stars on the critically acclaimed HBO television series “Game of Thrones,” which is currently in its sixth season and has earned her two Primetime Emmy nominations. She will next star in the upcoming feature Me Before You for MGM and Warner Bros., based on the number one best-selling novel of the same name. Last year, she also starred in Terminator Genysis, which earned over $440 million worldwide.
Gerolmo’s writing credits include Mississippi Burning, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, and critically acclaimed Citizen X. He was also the creator/writer/director of “Over There” for 20th Century Fox Television.
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