Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke have been set to star in Phillip Noyce’s Above Suspicion, a thriller that has been adapted from the book by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey. Mississippi Burning scribe Chris Gerolmo is penning the script of the thriller, which is now heading for a production start date this month.
Sierra/Affinity will launch international sales the upcoming Cannes market, while Gersh will rep U.S. rights.
The book tells the true story of a newly married FBI poster-boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it’s a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation’s top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.
Colleen Camp is producing for Colleen Camp Productions, with Mohamed AlRafi and Tim Degraye producing and financing. Angela Amato-Velez and Amy Adelson also are aboard as producers.
Noyce, whose last feature film was 2014’s The Giver, is repped by UTA. Huston, next up in Ben-Hur, is repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment, and The Artists Partnership in London. Game Of Thrones star Clarke is repped by CAA and Emptage Hallet in the UK. Gerolmo is repped by ICM Partners.