Over the last few months, Amazon Studios positioned itself as a front-runner in streaming wars. Following 2020 releases like Dave Bautista’s My Spy and a bevy of nominations at the upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards, the streamer continues to look towards the future with a compelling upcoming slate. In addition to films and shows starring Awkwafina and Chris Pratt, Deadline reports the studio recently acquired the rights for a new spy-thriller titled All The Old Knives.
The upcoming feature will star A-listers Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton. Moreover, True Detective director Janus Metz is officially on board to helm the project as well. Based on the 2015 novel of the same title by Olen Steinhauer, the film takes place in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Pine and Newton will star in the film as spies and ex-lovers who meet for dinner to catch up and talk about the good times. However, the evening takes a turn when the conversation shifts toward the tragic hijacking of a Royal Jordanian flight. The failure haunts Pine’s character and his intention to move forward becomes clear as the dinner turns into a fight for survival.
Chris Pine will also serve as the film’s executive producer via his Barry Linen Productions banner. Additionally, Steve Schwartz (Serena), Paula Mae Schwartz (Killing Them Softly), and Nick Wechsler (Dynasty) will produce the picture as well. Amazon Studios will handle distribution and produce the feature along with Chockstone Pictures and Nick Wechsler Productions.
Thandiwe Newton is one of the most accomplished actresses of the modern era. Her Westworld role earns her continued accolades while also starring in films like Solo and Gringo. Currently, Newton awaits the results for her most recent Emmy nomination and will next star alongside Hugh Jackman in Lisa Joy’s Reminiscence. Meanwhile, continues his work as one of Hollywood’s most admired leading men. He will next reprise his role of Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman 1984 and star in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling.
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