Berlin: Jonathan Rhys Meyers Spy Thriller Finds International Targets

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'Damascus Cover' has also lined up another producer as it sells to various international territories.

As the European Film Market in Berlin packs its bags for another year, London-based sales outfit Carnaby International has unveiled a slew of deals for upcoming Middle East espionage thriller Damascus Cover.

The film, now shooting in Morocco and starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors, Mission Impossible: III), has been picked up by Gulf Films for the Middle East, PT Prima Cinema for Indonesia, Flins y Piniculas for Spain, Discovery for the former Yugoslavia, Mountain Pictures for South Korea and Malaysia's KRU Group.

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Producer Big Book Media has also been joined by Xeitgeist Entertainment Group as an official investment and production partner, with Xeitgeist’s Joe Thomas taking on a producer role alongside Hannah Leader (Gosford Park) and Huw Jones.

Also starring John Hurt and directed by Dan Berk, Damascus Cover is set in 1989 as the Berlin Wall falls amid a changing Europe. A veteran spy is sent to Syria undercover to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist and his family out, only to find himself marked for death after his mission unravels.