EFM 2015: Iraq War Espionage Thriller, OFFICIAL SECRETS, Set To Film This Summer
For this and with the European Film Market set to kick off on February 11, The Solution Group is poised to bring its share of titles to the table, including the new espionage thriller, Official Secrets. Deadline has confirmed roles for an ensemble cast headlining actress Natalie Dormer, and actors Paul Bettany, Martin Freeman, Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford all based on people and events inked in the 2008 publication, "The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katharine Gun And The Secret Plot To Sanction The Iraq Invasion".
In the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, Katharine Gun (Dormer), a young British intelligence officer, reveals a secret illegal NSA spy operation against the UN Security Council designed to ensure passage of a resolution for war to Martin Bright (Bettany), a reporter at The London Observer. Her arrest following the leak makes headlines around the world, and in an attempt to gain the evidence to free Katharine, Martin unearths a shocking plot that puts both of their lives in jeopardy.