Martin Freeman joins spy thriller The Operative

May 08, 2018, 08:13 IST | IANS

The Operative is written and is being directed by Yuval Adler

Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman

Actor Martin Freeman is set to star opposite Diane Kruger in "The Operative", an international espionage thriller. The film is written and is being directed by Yuval Adler.

Freeman will play Thomas, a former handler to Kruger"s character Rachel, recruited by Israeli intelligence agency Mossad to go undercover in Tehran, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

The only clue to Rachel"s whereabouts is a cryptic phone call she places to Thomas, who is then summoned from Germany to Israel by Mossad. BLOOM is handling international sales on "The Operative", and will launch the project to foreign buyers in Cannes. Production on the film will start in Israel in June, before shifting to Bulgaria and Germany.

"The Operative" was adapted from the Israeli book "The English Teacher", written by former Israeli intelligence officer Yiftach Reicher Atir and based on real-life stories of Mossad operatives.

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