Sundance: IFC Films Buying Keira Knightley Thriller ‘Official Secrets’ (Exclusive)
Published: February 03, 2019
IFC Films has acquired “Official Secrets,” a politically charged thriller with Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes that debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.Directed by Gavin Hood, the film is a ripped-from-the-headlines tale, this one about a Katharine Gun, a British whistleblower who leaked documents to the press. Her goal was to expose an illegal U.S./U.K. spying operation in the lead-up to the Iraq War that she hoped would lead citizens to question the rationale for the invasion. Gun, an intelligence translator, discovered that the governments were trying to strong arm the U.N. Security Counsel members in order to drum up support for deposing Saddam Hussein.IFC is planning a traditional theatrical release at some point in 2019. The cast includes Matthew Goode, Matt Smith, and Rhys Ifans. Producers include Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, and Melissa Shiyu Zuo.Hood teamed with Sara Bernstein and Gregory Bernstein...
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