The Rhythm Section, starring Blake Lively, gets a 2019 release date
The new female-driven international espionage thriller The Rhythm Section has gotten a release date, according to Deadline. The film stars Blake Lively and comes to us from Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions in London and IM Global Founder and CEO, Stuart Ford in Los Angeles. The Rhythm Section will hit theaters on February 22, 2019. There are currently no other films scheduled for that date, though it will open a week ahead of How to Train Your Dragon 3, The Force and Chaos Walking. In addition, Paramount has set an untitled Tyler Perry film for April 12, 2019 opposite The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle and an untitled Disneytoons Studio film.
Wilson and Broccoli, who have produced the last eight Bond films (SPECTRE, Skyfall, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale, Die Another Day, The World is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies, GoldenEye), will produce. Ford and IM Global’s Academy Award-winning head of production Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, upcoming Detroit) and author/screenwriter Mark Burnell will serve as executive producers.
The Rhythm Section is a contemporary adaptation of the first of British thriller writer Mark Burnell’s “Stephanie Patrick” series of four novels. Heroine, Stephanie Patrick (Blake Lively) is on a path of self-destruction after the death of her family in an airplane crash, a flight that she was meant to be on. After discovering that the crash was not an accident, her anger awakens a new sense of purpose and she rises to uncover the truth by adapting the identity of an assassin to track down those responsible. The new, and lethal, Stephanie Patrick is on a mission to fill the void between what she knows and what she is told. Other novels in Burnell’s popular series include “Gemini,” “The Third Woman” and “Chameleon.”
The Rhythm Section will commence production in the fall of 2017 and shooting is likely to take place in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and the US. Are you guys interested in the film? Let us know in the comments.
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