London, Jan 29 (IANS) Actors Harrison Ford and Anthony Hopkins have joined the upcoming espionage thriller film “Official Secrets” along with other Hollywood A-listers Paul Bettany, Natalie Dormer and Martin Freeman.
Justin Chadwick will direct the film, based on the book “The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun and The Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion”, reports variety.com.
The film is slated to go on floors in May in Britain. The story is set in 2003 in the months before the Iraq War.
Dormer will play a British intelligence officer and Bettany will portray a British newspaper reporter. Her character reveals a secret, illegal NSA spy operation against the UN Security Council designed to ensure passage of a resolution for war.
Freeman will be playing Peter Edwards, the foreign affairs editor at the newspaper.
Hopkins is playing a retired Britain general and Ford a CIA agent.