Rosamund Pike is attached to star in Tony Gilroy’s Beirut-set political thriller High Wire Act. Tony Gilroy has written the script and will produce alongside Mike Weber and Ted Field. Good Universe is handling international sales. Ted Field’s Radar Pictures announced the news today. 

Set in 1980’s Beirut, High Wire Act sees Jon Hamm play Mason Skiles, a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a former colleague from the group possibly responsible for his own family’s death.  Pike plays a CIA field agent working undercover at the American embassy who’s tasked with keeping Mason alive and ensuring the mission is a success.

The much in-demand Pike has a slew of projects in the pipelines, including Pathe’s A United Kingdom directed by Amma Asante and co-starring David Oyelowo and HHHH directed by Cédric Jimenez and starring Jack O’Connell and Mia Wasikowska.  She is repped by CAA, United Agents and Magnolia Entertainment.