Deadline report that the two companies are pairing for an untitled thriller written by Steven Knight, the Oscar-nominated scribe on "Eastern Promises," which will be directed by theater director-turned-filmmaker John Crowley, who helped catapult Andrew Garfield to stardom with "Boy A." And the film already has its leads, in Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall.
The two will play Martin and Claudia, lawyers and former lovers, who find their lives put at risk when they both join the defense team for the trial of an international terrorist. Focus toppers James Schamus and Andrew Karpen call the film "not only a nail-biting thriller, but an emotional rollercoaster as well -- one that speaks to the heart of the human condition in our time."
They're certainly playing our tune. We're fans of all the talent involved, and hopefully it'll be a good showcase for Bana, who Hollywood has never quite worked out how to use, besides his sterling performance in "Munich." Filming starts in April in Britain, so we'll see this some time in 2013. More casting is sure to follow soon.