Charlize Theron to star in The Coldest City

Charlize-Theron-e1409166764501-665x385A film adaptation of Antony Johnston’s graphic novel The Coldest City is on the way and is now set to star Academy Award winner Charlize Theron. The rights to the novel have been acquired by Focus Features and the film will be directed by duo Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, whose last credit was the widely acclaimed John Wick. The script will be penned by Kurt Johnstad, the screenwriter of 300 and the forthcoming Aquaman. Theron will also serve as co-producer.

The Coldest City takes place during the fall of communism. Theron will be portraying a spy whose mission is to retrieve a list of espionage agents to protect their identities. The synopsis:

“November 1989. Communism is collapsing, and soon the Berlin Wall will come down with it. But before that happens there is one last bit of cloak & dagger to attend to. Two weeks ago, an undercover MI6 officer was killed in Berlin. He was carrying information from a source in the East – a list that allegedly contains the name of every espionage agent working in Berlin, on all sides. No list was found on his body. Now Lorraine Broughton, an experienced spy with no pre-existing ties to Berlin, has been sent into this powderkeg of social unrest, counter-espionage, defections gone bad and secret assassinations to bring back the list and save the lives of the British agents whose identities reside on it.”

The Coldest City will go into production this October in Germany.

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