You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Jude Law in Talks to Join Blake Lively in ‘Rhythm Section’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jude Law is in negotiations to co-star with Blake Lively in the spy thriller “The Rhythm Section” from director Reed Morano, and “James Bond” producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

IM Global will finance the film, while Paramount will handle worldwide distribution. Wilson and Broccoli are producing through their Eon Productions banner, with IM Global co-founder Stuart Ford exec producing along with Greg Shapiro and Mark Burnell.

The movie is a contemporary adaptation of the first of Burnell’s “Stephanie Patrick” British series of four novels. Lively will play the titular heroine, who’s on a path to self-destruction after the death of her family in an airplane crash — a flight that she was meant to be on. After discovering that the crash wasn’t an accident, her anger awakens a new sense of purpose as she becomes an assassin to track down those responsible. Other novels in Burnell’s popular series include “Gemini,” “The Third Woman,” and “Chameleon.”

The film will begin production this fall and will likely shoot in the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Spain, and Switzerland.

Law recently wrapped filming on the sequel to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” where he plays a younger version of wizard Albus Dumbledore, a role made famous by Richard Harris and Michael Gambon in the “Harry Potter” movies. He is also still attached to star in a third “Sherlock Holmes” film, which Warner Bros. is currently developing.

Law is about to start shooting Woody Allen’s next pic, starring Elle Fanning. He is repped by WME, Julian Belfrage Associates, and attorney Karl Austen.

More Film

  • 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

    Film Review: 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

    Jude Law is in negotiations to co-star with Blake Lively in the spy thriller “The Rhythm Section” from director Reed Morano, and “James Bond” producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. IM Global will finance the film, while Paramount will handle worldwide distribution. Wilson and Broccoli are producing through their Eon Productions banner, with IM […]

  • Busan: Korea’s 'After My Death,' Iran’s

    Busan: Korea’s 'After My Death,' Iran’s 'Blockage' Win Competition

    Jude Law is in negotiations to co-star with Blake Lively in the spy thriller “The Rhythm Section” from director Reed Morano, and “James Bond” producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. IM Global will finance the film, while Paramount will handle worldwide distribution. Wilson and Broccoli are producing through their Eon Productions banner, with IM […]

  • Progression Image 3 of 3: Final

    Film Review: Pixar's 'Coco'

    Jude Law is in negotiations to co-star with Blake Lively in the spy thriller “The Rhythm Section” from director Reed Morano, and “James Bond” producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. IM Global will finance the film, while Paramount will handle worldwide distribution. Wilson and Broccoli are producing through their Eon Productions banner, with IM […]

  • Oliver Sacks Documentary

    Film News Roundup: Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions Backs Oliver Sacks Documentary

    Jude Law is in negotiations to co-star with Blake Lively in the spy thriller “The Rhythm Section” from director Reed Morano, and “James Bond” producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. IM Global will finance the film, while Paramount will handle worldwide distribution. Wilson and Broccoli are producing through their Eon Productions banner, with IM […]

  • The Disaster Artist

    AFI Fest Adds Galas for 'Call Me by Your Name,' 'Disaster Artist,' 'Hostiles'

    Jude Law is in negotiations to co-star with Blake Lively in the spy thriller “The Rhythm Section” from director Reed Morano, and “James Bond” producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. IM Global will finance the film, while Paramount will handle worldwide distribution. Wilson and Broccoli are producing through their Eon Productions banner, with IM […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Colony Capital Has Three-Week Window to Avert Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy (EXCLUSIVE)

    Jude Law is in negotiations to co-star with Blake Lively in the spy thriller “The Rhythm Section” from director Reed Morano, and “James Bond” producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. IM Global will finance the film, while Paramount will handle worldwide distribution. Wilson and Broccoli are producing through their Eon Productions banner, with IM […]

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Box Office: 'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' to Blow Away 'Geostorm' in Slow Weekend

    Jude Law is in negotiations to co-star with Blake Lively in the spy thriller “The Rhythm Section” from director Reed Morano, and “James Bond” producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. IM Global will finance the film, while Paramount will handle worldwide distribution. Wilson and Broccoli are producing through their Eon Productions banner, with IM […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content