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Rising Star Jack O'Connell To Lead Universal's Spy Flick 'Section 6'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2014 4:59 PM
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Jack O'Connell has long had it figured out, put forth a plan and it is seeing it bear fruit. Already earning strong notices for his turn in "Starred Up" and impressing us further with his performance in the Berlin Film Festival war drama "71," when we caught up with him at the Berlinale, the actor revealed that the seemingly sudden attention thrust upon him is the result of a very singular and focused course of action.

Hugh Jackman Eyes Spy Flick 'Section 6,' Angelina Jolie Pads Out 'Unbroken' Cast & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 5:41 PM
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Hugh Jackman
For up-and-coming screenwriter Aaron Berg his first screenplay sale couldn't have gone any better. His script, titled "Section 6," sparked a bidding war, with Universal nabbing the rights and paying a cool $1.2 million for his thriller that "follows the World War I-era formation of British intelligence agency MI6 and its first director, Sir George Mansfield Cummings, who served as the inspiration for M in the 'James Bond' series." With a logline like that, it's no wonder that Hugh Jackman has taken a look at the material, while Justin Lin and Brett Ratner have also shown an interest as directors. No one is formally attached yet, but it's safe to say this one is going to get some major talent.

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