Deadline has reported that Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) has joined Guy Ritchie’s upcoming spy thriller Five Eyes, starring alongside Jason Statham (Fate of the Furious) and Aubrey Plaza (Happiest Season).
Elwes will play Nathan Jasmine, the overseer of mission given to secret agent Orson Fortune, played by Statham. Elwes recently starred in the remake of Black Christmas as well as the third season of Netflix’s sci-fi horror Stranger Things.
Five Eyes follows Statham’s Orson Fortune as he is “recruited by a global intelligence alliance to track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order. Reluctantly paired with CIA high-tech expert Sarah Fidel, Fortune sets off on a globe-trotting mission where he will have to use all of his charm, ingenuity, and stealth to track down and infiltrate billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds.”
Five Eyes written by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies (The Gentlemen) with revisions by Ritchie. Miramax’s Bill Block will produce with Miramax financing the film and producing alongside STXfilms, who will distribute the film in the US, UK and Ireland.
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