Shooting begins this month…
Stellan Skarsgård, Naomie Harris, and Damien Lewis are to star alongside Ewan McGregor in ‘Our Kind of Traitor,’ the long-gesting spy thriller based on the novel by John Le Carré.
The thriller sees McGregor and Harris playing Perry and Gail, a young English couple vacationing in Antigua who become entangled in the dealings of a Russian millionaire named Dima (Skarsgård). What they don’t know is that the charismatic Russian is a big-time money launderer seeking to defect to British intelligence before his vory (Russian criminal brotherhood) compatriots have a chance to take him out.
THR has ‘Homeland’ star Lewis playing a member of the British Intelligence Service.
Susanna White is behind the camera for the adaptation, helming from a script by Hossein Amini (‘Drive’). Filming commences this month in London with the backing of Studio Canal, Film4, Ink Factory and Potboiler Productions.