Thompson on Hollywood

John Cusack, who's been busy with James McTeigue's The Raven (March 2012; the goods from Comic-Con), Lee Daniels' The Paperboy (in post; details) and Scott Walker's Frozen Ground (filming) has boarded The Number Station, along with Malin Akerman. Directed by Dane Kasper Barfoed and written by F. Scott Frazier, the action thriller will begin shooting in November.

The synopsis is below:

Cusack plays a disgraced black ops agent tasked with a dead-end job of protecting a code operator for an isolated covert CIA broadcast station played by Akerman. His mission is simple:  protect the code operator.  Keep her safe and secure, whilst knowing that she must never be taken alive…

The film is being produced by Sean and Bryan Furst (Frusta Films) and Nigel Thomas (Matador Pictures).