When screenwriter Michael Brandt got a deal to bring he and his partner Derek Haas' espionage script The Double to cinematic life, I don't think he counted on roping in the kind of star power that he has been able to. First came the big shots - Richard Gere and Topher Grace - followed by True Blood's Stephen Moyer. As if that wasn't enough to make the project sound tantalizing, today the first-time director has landed a double dose of smokin' females.
Heat Vision reports that Castle's Stana Katic and Cloverfield's Odette Yustman will work on the film, which follows a retired CIA operative (Gere) and a young FBI agent (Grace) who unravel the mystery of a senator's murder, with all signs pointing to a notorious Soviet assassin (Moyer). Katic plays a feisty Russian prostitute who fiercely protects key information while Yustman has the role of Grace's character's wife, a strong woman who raises a family while coping with her husband's Bureau career.
Hyde Park is producing the feature, which will begin shooting in Detroit on June 21st. Though the premise sounds like nothing I haven't seen before, I'm into the cast so far (minus Grace). Both ladies should add a welcome dynamic to an otherwise contrived story.
Source: Heat Vision