British “True Blood” hunk Stephen Moyer has signed on for a pair of film projects – a spy thriller and a TV adaptation reports Heat Vision.
The first is Hyde Park’s “The Double” which centers on a retired CIA operative (Richard Gere) forced to partner with a young FBI agent (Topher Grace) to hunt down the killer of a senator in Washington. Moyer would play a Russian spy.
Scribe Michael Brandt makes his directorial debut on the film which he co-wrote with Derek Haas. Ashok Amritraj, Patrick Aiello and Andrew Deane will produce and shooting kicks off in two weeks in Detroit.
The second is “The Big Valley”, a film version of the classic Barbara Stanwyck-led 1960s ABC series. Jessica Lange will take on Stanwyck’s role of matriarch of the Barkleys, a family of ranchers in 19th century California.
Moyer will take over Richard Long’s role of Jarrod Barkley, the family’s respected attorney who represents ranchers fighting to keep their land from railroad companies.
Daniel Adams wrote the screenplay and will both direct and produce alongside Straw Weisman and Steven J. Brandman.