Variety reports Charlize Theron and James McAvoy are set to star in the Focus Features spy thriller “The Coldest City”.
The story revolves around an undercover MI6 officer turning up dead on the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall. A female super spy by the name of Lorraine Broughton (Theron) must find the list he was smuggling into the West – a log containing the names of every espionage agent working undercover in Berlin. Broughton delves into an underground world of counter-intelligence, defections gone awry and secret assassinations to recover the list, risking her own life to save the lives of the British agents.
“John Wick” co-director David Leitch will helm the project with his partner Chad Stahelski doing “John Wick 2”. Filming is set for November in Budapest and Berlin.