Paul Bettany, Natalie Dormer, Martin Freeman, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford have joined the cast of the espionage thriller “Official Secrets”.
Justin Chadwick (“Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom,” “The Other Boleyn Girl”) directs the true story which is set in the run up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Dormer plays a young British intelligence officer who reveals the existence of a secret illegal NSA spy operation against the UN Security Council to a British journalist (Bettany).
Her arrest following the leak makes headlines around the world, and attempting to gain the evidence to free her, the journalist unearths the shocking plot which puts both their lives in jeopardy. Freeman will play a newspaper editor, Hopkins a retired UK general and Ford a CIA agent.
Sara and Gregory Bernstein adapted the script from the novel “The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War”. Elizabeth Fowler will produce and filming begins in May in the UK.