Laurence Fishburne is set to star opposite Thandie Newton in ‘All The Old Knives.’ Chris Pine and Jonathan Pryce are also attached to the project for Amazon Studios.
Directed by Janus Metz, the story is set in the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea and follows ex-lovers — one a CIA spy, one an ex-spy — meet over dinner to reminisce on their time together at Vienna station. The conversation moves inevitably to the disastrous hijacking of Royal Jordanian Flight 127, which ended in the deaths of all on board. That failure haunts the CIA to this day, and Henry has come to Carmel to close the book on that seedy chapter. As they parry, flirting, over California cuisine, it becomes clear that one of them is not going to survive the meal.
The film is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Olen Steinhauer, who also adapted the screenplay.
All the Old Knives will be produced with Chockstone Pictures and Nick Wechsler Productions in association with Entertainment One (eOne). Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz and Nick Wechsler are set to produce through Chockstone Pictures with Matt Jackson producing via his Jackson Pictures banner.
Pine is executive producing through his Barry Linen Productions along with Joanne Lee of Jackson Pictures and Kate Churchill of Churchill Films. Executive producers include Richard Hewitt and Mark Gordon.