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Rosamund Pike Starring Opposite Jon Hamm in Political Thriller ‘High Wire Act’

Radar Pictures has tapped “Gone Girl” actress Rosamund Pike to star opposite Jon Hamm in Tony Gilroy’s political action thriller “High Wire Act.”

Brad Anderson is directing the movie, which Mike Weber is producing with partner Ted Field and Gilroy. Good Universe is handling international sales and CAA is representing the domestic rights.

Set in 1980s Beirut, pic has Hamm playing a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a former colleague from the group possibly responsible for his own family’s death. Pike plays a CIA field agent working undercover at the American embassy who’s tasked with keeping Hamm’s character alive and ensuring the mission is a success.

Pike’s upcoming projects include Pathe’s “A United Kingdom” and Legende Films’ “HHHH” with Echo Lake financing and FilmNation handling international sales.

Pike was nominated for a lead actress Oscar for “Gone Girl.” She is represented by CAA, United Agents and Magnolia Entertainment.

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