Deadline is reporting that Thora Birch (Colony) and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass) have joined the cast of Above Suspicion, the new film from director Phillip Noyce (The Giver), who directed Birch in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.
The project, which is based on Joe Sharkey’s non-fiction book of the same name and is scripted by Chris Gerolmo (Mississippi Burning), 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.”
The duo join the previously announced Jack Huston (Ben-Hur) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), as well as Luke Spencer Roberts (Hail, Caesar!), Sophie Lowe (Beautiful Kate), Kevin Dunn (True Detective), Chris Mulkey (Whiplash), Karl Glusman (Nocturnal Animals), Austin Hebert (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), Omar Benson Miller (CSI: Miami), Brian Lee Franklin (Free State of Jones) and Brittany O’Grady (The Messengers).