Michelle Williams, Chris Pine in Talks for Spy Thriller 'All the Old Knives'

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Chris Pine and Michelle Williams

'The Theory of Everything' helmer James Marsh is in talks to direct.

Michelle Williams and Chris Pine are in negotiations to star in All The Old Knives, a spy thriller being financed by The Mark Gordon Company and eOne, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

James Marsh, who directed The Theory of Everything, is in negotiations to direct.

Knives sees a pair of ex-lovers  one a CIA spy, one a former agency spy  who meet up in the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. While reminiscing, they relive a disastrous old mission, that of a hijacking of a Jordanian airline. But a steely undercurrent runs through the dinner, with a question being whether the spy (Pine) wants to rekindle the romance or find out what really happened.

Olen Steinhauer, the author of The Tourist and An American Spy, adapted the screenplay from his novel of the same name.

Nick Wechsler is producing with Chockstone Pictures partners Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz. Chockstone’s Roger Schwartz is a co-producer.

MGC’s Mark Gordon and Matt Jackson will executive produce, with Sara Smith overseeing the project on behalf of MGC.

CAA and WME are co-repping the film’s domestic distribution rights.

Williams, who was nominated for an Oscar for her work in Manchester by the Sea, recently wrapped Fox’s musical The Greatest Showman with Hugh Jackman.

Pine next stars as Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman, and earlier this year wrapped Disney’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time.

 

 

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