Blake Lively To Lead Spy Thriller THE RHYTHM SECTION

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IM Global will finance the film with Wilson and Broccoli producing through their Eon Productions banner, with IM Global co-founder Stuart Ford exec producing along with Greg Shapiro and Mark Burnell.

Blake Lively has signed on to lead new thriller The Rhythm Section. There's still a good chance that she'll run in heels, though.

If you want even MORE to get you going - the movie also already has some majorly talented crew attached as well, including the filmmakers behind the past eight Bond movies, and Reed Morano, who directed a few episodes of The Handmaid's Tale.

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She then discovers it was not an accident and was caused by a bomb onboard, and turns into a deadly assassin, determined to take revenge on the people responsible.

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In a total 180-degree genre move, Lively will play a badass global assassin in the upcoming adaptation of The Rhythm Section, which is being produced by the people behind the recent James Bond films.

The movie is a contemporary adaptation of the first of Burnell's "Stephanie Patrick" British series of four novels.

The other books in Burnell's series are Gemini, The Third Woman, and Chameleon.

Blake Lively is teaming up with James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli on "The Rhythm Section". She is a lauded cinematographer as well, known for her work on Frozen River, Kill Your Darlings and Shut Up and Play the Hits. In June of 2017, Morano was presented with the Distinguished Vanguard Filmmaker Award at the UCLA Directors Spotlight. Lionsgate's The Age of Adaline, for which Lively played the title character, was also a box office success.

IM Global founder Stuart Ford added, "In Stephanie Patrick, Mark has created a unique female heroine who turns so numerous current cinematic clichés surrounding so-called "kickass" female leads on their head".

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