True crime thriller “Above Suspicion” will cast the stars of “Me Before You” and “Ben-Hur,” Emilia Clarke and Jack Huston, respectively.
According to Empire, Phillip Noyce, the Australian film director of the film, has been developing the thriller’s concept for a few years now. Finally, the jigsaw puzzle is now solved and he has been able to secure Louisa Clark (Emilia Clarke) and Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) to be in the lead roles.
The film director is known for his works “Tru Calling” (with Eliza Dushku), “The Bone Collector” (with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie), “The Saint” (with Val Kilmer) and “The Giver” (with Brenton Thwaites).
The book “Above Suspicion” is written by Joe Sharkey. It is based on a true story wherein it depicts the first-ever murder conviction for an FBI agent. He is a newly wed young agent posted to a Kentucky town on Appalachian Mountains.
As he was looking into a huge case, he makes contact with a poor local woman. This connection then blooms into an illicit affair, in which she sees it as her ticket out of the Appalachian mountain town. However, things get a lethal turn that results from the scandal, which rocks the FBI. And this is the first time that an agent is convicted of a murder.
The filming of this movie, “Above Suspicion,” will begin on May 23, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. It is penned by Chris Gerolmo and is produced by Colleen Camp. It is planned to launch it internationally at Cannes Film Festival in 2017.
Meanwhile, Emilia Clarke’s “Me Before You” will be out this summer, on June 3, while Jack Huston’s new “Ben-Hur” is on Aug. 26. The former is back on TV screens in “Game of Thrones” as Daenerys and the latter also works on “The Yellow Birds,” an indie drama.
Photo source: Wikimedia Commons/Phillip Noyce