New York-based distributor picks up thriller written by Tony Gilroy.

Rosamund pike Jon Hamm

Bleecker Street has secured US rights to director Brad Anderson’s High Wire Act starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike.

The political thriller centres on a top US diplomat who leaves Lebanon in the 1970s after his wife is killed. Ten years later, he gets called back to a war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives with a mission only he can accomplish. 

The film also stars Dean Norris, Mark Pellegrino, Larry Pine, Shea Whigham, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Idir Chender, and Jonny Coyne.

Mike Weber of Radar Pictures, Gilroy, and Shivani Rawat and Monica Levinson of ShivHans Pictures produced the film. Ted Field and Steve Saeta served as executive producers.

Bleecker Street collaborated with ShivHans Pictures on the release of Captain Fantastic, Trumbo, and Danny Collins..

“Brad’s film is the kind of adult thriller a smarthouse audience craves,” Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street, said. “It’s tense, personal and well-crafted right through its final heart-pounding moments.” 

Rawat said: “It is wonderful to be working with Andrew and his team again. Bleecker Street is the perfect house for this film and we are so thrilled to continue our relationship with them.”

Avy Eschenasy negotiated on behalf of Bleecker Street with WME Global for the filmmakers.