Our Chris Pine/Thandie Newton spy thriller, ALL THE OLD KNIVES, directed by Janus Metz, is in pre-production. Based on the acclaimed novel by Olen Steinhauer, producers are Steve Schwartz, Nick Wechsler, Paula Mae Schwartz and Matt Jackson. Amazon Studios is producing, along with Chockstone Pictures, Jackson Pictures and Entertainment One (eOne).
Synopsis: In the idyllic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, ex-lovers Henry and Celia — one a CIA spy, one an ex-spy — meet over dinner to reminisce on their time together at Vienna station. 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 get 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.