The Matrix star, Laurence Fishburne, and acclaimed actor Jonathan Pryce have both joined Wonder Woman star Chris Pine and Westworld‘s Thandie Newton in the new Amazon Studios movie All The Old Knives.
Directed by Janus Metz, the stage and screen stars join the previously announced Chris Pine and Thandie Newton in the new project.
The film follows ex-lovers Henry (Pine) and Celia (Newton) — one a CIA spy, one an ex-spy — who met over dinner to reminisce on their time together at Vienna station.
Their conversation moves to the disastrous hijacking of Royal Jordanian Flight 127, which ended in the deaths of all on board. That failure haunts the CIA to this day, and Henry seeks to close the book on that seedy chapter. Over a sumptuous dinner, it becomes clear that one of them is not going to survive the meal.
Henry is still haunted by the failure of the mission and wants to close the book on the entire chapter. And while Henry and Celia are dining, it becomes clear that one of them will not survive the meal.
The movie is being directed by Borg McEnroe director Janus Metz while Steinhauer has adapted the screenplay from his novel.
Producers are Chockstone Pictures’ Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz, Nick Wechsler and Jackson Pictures’ Matt Jackson. Pine is executive producing through his Barry Linen Productions, along with Joanne Lee of Jackson Pictures, Kate Churchill of Churchill Films and Richard Hewitt and Mark Gordon of Mark Gordon Pictures.
Actor Pine will be executive-producing, while Chockstone Pictures, Nick Wechsler Productions and Jackson Pictures in association with eOne will produce.
Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Pryce roles so far
Laurence Fishburne is an award-winning actor, producer and director best known for his role as Morpheus in the Wachowski sisters’ The Matrix trilogy. His many film credits include John Singleton’s Boyz ‘n the Hood, Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple and Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River. Fishburne won a Tony in 1992 for his portrayal of Sterling Johnson in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running. He is Oscar-nominated for 1993’s What’s Love Got to Do With It, and a three-time Emmy Award winner.
Pryce is a decorated British actor, best known for his work in films such as Glengarry Glen Ross, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and opposite Academy Award-nominated Glenn Close in The Wife. His recent TV credits include the High Sparrow in HBO’s Game of Thrones and Cardinal Wolsey in BBC’s Wolf Hall. He recently snagged an Oscar nomination for The Two Popes, and is one of the few actors who have been honored with Olivier and Tony Awards for performances in both plays and musicals.