EXCLUSIVE: Spy thriller set to star Paul Bettany, Natalie Dormer and Harrison Ford.

Paul Bettany

The Solution Entertainment Group has licensed key territories at EFM to its upcoming all-star spy thriller Official Secrets.

Paul Bettany [pictured], Natalie Dormer, Martin Freeman, Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford star, while Tahar Rahim is circling the project and Gillian Anderson is in active talks to join the cast.

SND has acquired rights for France, Notorious Pictures for Italy, Corbi for Spain, and Swen Group International for Latin America.

The Solution’s co-founder and partner Lisa Wilson and her team have also closed deals in: Portugal (Cinemundo), the Middle East (Eagle Films), Greece and India (Tanweer), South Africa (Times Media Films), Taiwan (IPA), Turkey (Aqua/Pinema Group), Indonesia (PT Prima), and Singapore (Shaw Organisation).

Entertainment In Motion picked up airlines rights and talks are ongoing with other major territories.

Production is set for May in the UK. Justin Chadwick directs the story about a journalist who uncovers an NSA plot to accelerate the 2003 invasion of Iraq. UTA Independent Film Group packaged the film and represents US rights.

Sara and Gregory Bernstein adapted Official Secrets from Marcia and Thomas Mitchell’s book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun And The Secret Plot To Sanction The Iraq Invasion.

Elizabeth Fowler produces the film and Wilson and partner Myles Nestel are executive producers.