Another Hollywood spy thriller is coming! And what an interesting cast news guys. Check this out: Richard Gere and Topher Grace will be starring in the espionage film titled The Double for director Michael Brandt.
This new film will mark the directorial debut of Brandt, who wrote Wanted and the remake of 3:10 To Yuma with scribbling partner Derek Haas. Let’s see what he’ll do with this kind of story…
What we know about the whole thing, is this: “Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the distinguished marks of a Soviet assassin, code-named Cassius, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative (Gere), who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemeses, is teamed with a young FBI agent (Grace).”
So, like we previously said, Brandt will direct from a script he wrote with Derek Haas.
We also had a chance to hear that he was a fan of films such as The Conversation, Three Days of the Condor and No Way Out and hoped to follow in their tradition, so you can now already guess in which directon The Double could go.
But, what do you guys think about Gere and Grace? We must say we were little surprised when we saw this news. Kind of – Topher Grace in a spy role? Oook…if it’s realy necessary.
And what about Richard Gere, once again retired guy on a big screen? Yeah, well… Gere last appeared in Brooklyn’s Finest and Grace next appears in Twentieth Century Fox’s Predators while filming on The Double starts in June.
The whole thing is developed by Hyde Park and Imagenation Abu Dhabi which have partnered up since 2008 on a $250 million financing deal to develop, produce and distribute up to 20 feature films over seven years, so, we guess they’re trying this to be successful project.
We’ll just have to wait and see how the things will work out for them.