Paul Mescal stepped into the world of espionage for the first time.
Emmy and BAFTA winner Everyman Breakout, most recently featured in Festival Favorites Aftersun and last year’s Lost Daughter will lead Spy Nature Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald ( Mauritanian, last king of Scotland, state broadcast ). Hanwei Pictures is launching the project in the American film market , and CAA is co-representing the US copyright.
Described as a clever modern-day spy thriller, Born to be a spy
explores the lies and tricks of a young spy , and the impact this has had on his professional and private life.The film was produced by a BAFTA winner and an Oscar Nominee John Hodge ( Trainspotting, Beach ) From Charles Cumming’s bestseller Alec Milius’ first novel in the Spy series, latest draft by Joseph Charlton (Industry .Video by Chris Clark (All the Money in the World, Calvary, Legend) and Quentin Curtis (All the Money in the World the World, Legend). Executive Producer, HanWay Films and Ingenious Media & Producer people co-developed the project.
A Spy By Nature sees Mescal play Alec Milius, a disillusioned 20-something whose talent for deception catches the attention of MI6 Amid a commodity geopolitical war involving the UK and the US, he struggles at home to preserve his relationship and build a future with his girlfriend. As his network of lies grows, Alec is forced to confront his own Nature – can he be a good man and a good spy.
“I want to be a natural spy for years
– When I met Paul Mezcal, who had a mix of wit, skill and youthful charm, I knew I had found the perfect star,” MacDonald said. “It’s a very modern spy The story—sexy, dangerous, morally contradictory—can only be made by an actor as talented as Paul.”
Producers Clark and Curtis said: “We are thrilled to be working with Kay Vin MacDonald brings this exciting and timely thriller to the screen together, and his extraordinary track record in captivating and thought-provoking films makes him the ideal director. Finding the perfect actor to play Alec Milius is It’s been a long one. But when we saw Paul Mezcal’s extraordinary breakthrough performance, we knew we had found a performer with intelligence, depth and charisma to portray this compelling multi-faceted character.
Hanway Pictures CEO Gabriel Stewart added: “Paul Mezcal feels like an actor of the moment, so having him with Kevin McDonnell NA collaboration to bring engaging young people’s The origin story is brought to the screen. Spy Alec Milius is very exciting. We love the fresh setting of millennial contemporary London and the modernity of the characters and their relationships. I’m sure we all want to revisit the young spy on his next adventure, which could be the start of an exciting new series. “