ALL THE OLD KNIVES Sharpens Its Cast With Chris Pine And Michelle Williams

Spy thriller, All The Old Knives reads something pretty fierce as it moves toward production with The Theory Of Everything helmer James Marsh negotiating to direct. As for casting, news has actor Chris Pine (Star Trek) and actress Michelle Williams (Manchester By The Sea) reportedly in talks to lead the film based on the 2015 novel of the same name by “The Tourist” author Olen Steinhauer who also wrote the script.

Set in the idyllic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, ex-lovers Henry and Celia – one CIA former and the other current, whose dinner date may end up being more than just a nostalgic rendezvous in the wake of a conspiracy stemming from the fatal hijacking of Royal Jordanian Flight 127 in which all on board ended up killed, and with Henry searching for answers.

Nick Wechsler and Chockstone Pictures’s own Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz are producing with Roger Schwartz co-producing. Mark Gordon and Matt Jackson will executive produce under Gordon’s banner, Mark Gordon Company, with Sara Smith overseeing.

The Mark Gordon Company and eOne are financing the film with eOne handling distribution in its own territories apart from Sierra/Affinity’s own international releases. CAA and WME co-represent the film’s domestic distribution rights. (H/T: Variety)