EXCLUSIVE: We also learn today that Hugh Grant is in talks to join Guy Ritche’s latest action thriller formerly known as Five eyes at Miramax and STX. The agreement is not yet concluded.
Grant would join Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Josh Hartnett and Cary Elwes. Grant recently worked with Ritchie on Miramax / STX The gentleman which made over $ 115 million.
Ritchie directs and produces the film from a screenplay written by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies (Gentlemen, the wrath of man), with revisions by Ritchie. Atkinson will also produce. Bill Block produces for Miramax, which also fully funds the film, and STX has acquired the global rights and will distribute directly in the US, UK and Ireland and the rest of the world through its network of international distribution partners.
The feature follows MI6’s arms and steel agent (Statham) who is recruited by the global intelligence alliance “ Five Eyes ” to hunt down and stop the sale of deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt world order. Reluctantly partnered with the CIA’s high-tech expert, Fortune embarks on a globetrotting mission where he must use all of his charm, ingenuity, and stealth to hunt down and infiltrate a billionaire arms broker. Pic is planning an early February in Turkey.
Grant is replaced by CAA.