Jared Harris Joins Brad Pitt in Robert Zemeckis' Spy Thriller


With four new faces here, predicting a win is tricky at best. Never underestimate "Downton's" duo, but Giancarlo Esposito and Jared Harris met colorful, scenery-chewing demises in their respective arcs on "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men."

The film, which takes place in 1942 in Morth Africa, also stars Marion Cotillard.

Jared Harris is jumping from advertising to espionage.

The Mad Men alum will join Brad Pitt in Robert Zemeckis' untitled spy thriller.

Steven Knight wrote the screenplay for the film, which is set in 1942 and follows a spy (Pitt) who falls in love and marries a French agent, played by Marion Cotillard, during a dangerous North African mission.

Graham King and Zemeckis will produce the pic alongside Steve Starkey, with Knight, Jack Rapke, Patrick McCormick and Denis O’Sullivan acting as executive producers.

The film is due out Nov. 23.

Harris is no stranger to spy roles, having been seen in 2015's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. He also appears in drama Certain Women, which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Harris is repped by ICM, the U.K.'s Independent and Gateway.