John Malkovich Heads Back to the CIA in Michael Apted's 'Unlocked'
by Ethan Anderton
November 6, 2014
After retiring from the CIA in the Coen Brothers' comedy Burn After Reading, the Oscar-nominated John Malkovich is heading back to the agency for a new thriller from director Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough, Chasing Mavericks). From the American film Market, BLOOM (the company behind the gestating Elvis & Nixon starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey respectively) has just announced that Malkovich, along with Little Miss Sunshine star Toni Collete, has joined the cast of Unlocked, the CIA thriller that already has Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas & Orlando Bloom attached to star. Read on!
The film is already shooting, so it sounds like this film will actually make it to theaters, unlike many on sale at the AFM each year. Peter O'Brien ("Halo: Reach") wrote the script which focuses on a CIA interrogator (Rapace) who unwittingly provides information to terrorists and then must race against the clock to stop a biological warfare attack on London. It's not clear what roles the rest of the cast has, but it's a sold assembly of talent. This one also has Transformers franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura on board for good measure. Expect the film to arrive either in late 2015 or sometime in 2016.