Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), Ben McKenzie (Gotham), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Ted Levine (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Michael C. Hall (Dexter) have boarded The Torture Report, the CIA drama written and directed by Scott Z. Burns from Vice Studios. They join previously announced cast Adam Driver, Annette Bening and Jon Hamm in the pic, which will be presented before buyers in Cannes via IMR International.
The plot takes place immediately following the 9/11 attacks and focuses on the CIA’s extreme interrogation program on detainees during the war on terror. The U.S. Senate Select Intelligence Committee released a 500-plus page report in 2016 detailing the shocking interrogation practices.
Production got underway last week in New York. Steven Soderbergh and Jennifer Fox are producing alongside Burns, Kerry Orent, Eddy Moretti, Vice’s Danny Gabai and Michael Sugar. Vice Studios is also producing and financing, with UTA repping the North American rights.
Rhys is repped by United Agents, WME and Management 360; McKenzie by CAA, Management 360 and PJ Shapiro at Ziffren Brittenham; Nelson by UTA and Gateway Management Company; Levine by Kass Management; and Hall by UTA and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.