Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors, Mission: Impossible III) will star in the in Middle Eastern espionage thriller Damascus Cover says ScreenDaily.
Based on Howard Kaplan's novel, the story follows a veteran spy
sent undercover in Syria to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist and his
family out of Damascus in 1989. Within days of his arrival he realises
he’s being followed and soon hunted. Caught in a maddening puzzle, he
must race for survival.
Olivia Thirlby (Juno, Dredd), Sir John Hurt, Igal Naor (Green Zone), Jurgen Prochnow (The Da Vinci Code) and Navid Negahban also star.
Daniel Berk (Sometimes They Come Back... for More) will direct the film using an adapted script he co-wrote with Samantha Newton.
Hannah Leader (Lucky Number Slevin, Gosford Park) will produce the project.
Filming begins in Morocco this week.