It’s spy thriller time for Chris Pine and Michelle Williams, who are currently in negotiations to star in All the Old Knives. Variety also reports that Theory of Everything director James Marsh is in talks to helm.
The film is, ‘ set in the idyllic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, where ex-lovers Henry and Celia – one a CIA spy and one an ex-CIA spy – meet for dinner and to reminisce. They relive their memories of the disastrous hijacking of Royal Jordanian Flight 127, which ended in the death of all on board, a failure that haunts the CIA’s Vienna station to this day. The question is whether Henry has come to dinner to rekindle the romance or to get to the bottom of a conspiracy. It also becomes clear that one of the ex-lovers may not survive the meal.’
The movie has been in the works for some time, with Neil Burger previously set to direct. However, it’s only now that it’s coming together with The Mark Gordon Company backing the movie and eOne handling distribution.