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Official Secrets movie to unite Harrison Ford and Sir Anthony Hopkins

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Story by Jack Foley

HARRISON Ford and Sir Anthony Hopkins have joined the cast of new British espionage thriller Official Secrets.

To be directed by Justin Chadwick, of Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom fame, the film is based on the best-selling book, The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun and The Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion.

Set in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Official Secrets will find Natalie Dormer (of Game of Thrones) playing Katharine Gun, a young British intelligence officer who reveals a secret illegal NSA spy operation against the UN Security Council designed to ensure passage of a resolution for war to Paul Bettany’s Martin Bright, a reporter for The London Observer.

Katharine’s arrest following the leak makes headlines around the world.

So, in an attempt to gain the evidence to free Katharine, Martin unearths the shocking plot which puts both Katharine and Martin’s lives in great jeopardy.

Martin Freeman will be playing Peter Edwards, the foreign affairs editor at The Observer, while Hopkins is playing a retired UK general and Ford a CIA agent.

Chadwick recently directed the upcoming Tulip Fever, starring Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz and Academy Award nominee Alicia Vikander, which will be released by The Weinstein Co. in 2016.

Dormer, known for her role as Margaery Tyrell in HBO’s Golden Globe nominated hit series Game Of Thrones, currently stars in Focus Features’ The Forest, and will next be seen in the upcoming Screen Gems thriller Patient Zero opposite Stanley Tucci and Matt Smith, and directed by Stegan Ruzowitzky, slated for a September 2016 release.

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