Focus Features and Working Title Films begin production April in the U.K. on an untitled international suspense thriller that stars Eric Bana (who’s coming off Focus’ Hanna) and Rebecca Hall. John Crowley (Boy A) The film was scripted by Steven Knight, who wrote the Focus film Eastern Promises. Focus CEO James Schamus and president Andrew Karpen announced it with Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Bevan and Fellner will produce with Chris Clark and Focus will sell overseas territories at Cannes.
Two ex-lovers, Martin (Bana) and Claudia (Hall) find their loyalties tested and their lives at risk when they are joined together on the defense team in a terrorism trial. “Working Title and John Crowley have not only crafted a nail-biting thriller, but an emotional rollercoaster as well – one that speaks to the heart of the human condition in our time,” said Schamus and Karpen.