Pic is produced through Ballpark, Neversink

Brit thesp Sam Riley (“Brighton Rock”) has boarded Shakespeare conspiracy thriller “A Dead Man in Deptford,” based on the Anthony Burgess tome.

Pic, which is helmed by Nick Copus (“Ice”), sees Riley star as Christopher “Kit” Marlowe, the Elizabethan playwright and royal spy to Queen Elizabeth I whose untimely death is still debated in history books.

Pic is produced through Ballpark Prods. and Neversink Prods. The Little Film Co. will handle worldwide sales.

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