Spy Thriller, The Rhythm Section, To Film In Ireland Next Year
It has been announced that espionage thriller, The Rhythm Section, will partly film in Ireland next year. The title—which will be directed by Reed Morano and produced by James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli—will star Blake Lively as the main protagonist, Stephanie Patrick.
The Rhythm Section is the first film adaptation of Mark Burnell’s four-part series of novels and will see Lively’s character on a path to self-destruction following the death of her family in an airplane crash. Spurred on by grief and anger, when she find out the crash was not an accident, Stephanie Patrick becomes an assassin who is determined to track down those responsible.
Speaking about the project, producers Wilson and Broccoli said: “It is exciting for us to be working with the immensely talented team of director Reed Morano and actress Blake Lively, who have a strong vision for this very compelling story driven by a female protagonist.”
Production company IM Global founder Stuart Ford, founder of IMG Global—the production company behind the film—added: “In Stephanie Patrick, Mark has created a unique female heroine who turns so many of the current cinematic clichés surrounding so-called “kick-ass” female leads on their head.”
Production on The Rhythm Section is expected to begin in the autumn and as well as filming in Ireland, the title will shoot in the U.S, the UK, Spain and Switzerland.
The film will begin production this fall and will likely shoot in the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Spain, and Switzerland and received on-the-ground logistical recce support from the IFB.