Lucas tracks down Morahan's 'Spy'


LONDON -- Josh Lucas is set to star in Andy Morahan's "God's Spy," a U.K.-Canadian thriller based on the true events that culminated in the discovery of Italian banker Roberto Calvi hanging under London's Blackfriars Bridge in 1982, the producers said Friday.

The $15 million-budgeted picture, which will shoot in 2008 in Montreal, also features Jordi Molla, Giancarlo Giannini and Peter O'Toole.

Written by Brian Phelan, it's produced by Lovett Bickford of Cardinal Pictures and exec produced by Kim Leggatt of Local Films. CAA is handling U.S. rights.

The movie centers on a young Wall Street trader (Lucas) who is really a Jesuit priest working undercover to gain experience of the financial markets. He becomes embroiled in a political and financial conspiracy involving the Vatican Bank, the CIA, the Mafia and Masonic Lodge P2.