Jude Law has signed on for the lead role in “The Last King of Scotland” and “Touching the Void” director Kevin Macdonald’s new feature “Black Sea” at Focus Features and Film 4.
Dennis Kelly penned the story in which Law plays a submarine captain who gets laid off by a salvage company.
Looking for money and payback, he accepts a gig from a shadowy backer to hunt for a stolen and sunken submarine at the bottom of the Black Sea said to be loaded with gold.
Assembling a crew of Russian and English sailors to help him, the captain begins to realise how dangerous a situation he has put himself in.
The project is Macdonald’s next feature, while he and Charles Steel are producing.