Luke Evans (the Hobbit trilogy) will star in Otto Bathurst’s Three Seconds. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Shine Pictures’ Ollie Madden are producing with Kevin Frakes and Raj Singh of PalmStar Media financing. Erica Lee is exec producing.

Alex Walton’s Bloom will handle international sales at the upcoming EFM in Berlin. CAA and WME are jointly repping domestic rights. Principal photography begins in Spring in New York. The film is based on the best-selling book by Swedish writers Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom. Matt Cook has penned the screenplay.

Three Seconds follows the story of a man forced undercover in prison as part of a FBI operation, who then has to escape on his own after his is abandoned during the mission.

Bathurst, who directed Peaky Blinders, and Evans are both repped by WME.