Spooks: The Greater Good

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Spooks: The Greater Good
Directed byBharat Nalluri[1]
Produced by
  • Jane Featherstone[1]
  • Stephen Garrett[1]
  • Ollie Madden[1]
Written by
  • Jonathan Brackley[1]
  • Sam Vincent[1]
Starring
Distributed byKudos Film and Television
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
 
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Spooks: The Greater Good
Directed byBharat Nalluri[1]
Produced by
  • Jane Featherstone[1]
  • Stephen Garrett[1]
  • Ollie Madden[1]
Written by
  • Jonathan Brackley[1]
  • Sam Vincent[1]
Starring
Distributed byKudos Film and Television
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Spooks: The Greater Good is an upcoming British spy film, continuing from the British spy series Spooks (known as MI-5 in some countries), which aired on BBC One from 2002 to 2011. Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent wrote the script for the film, with Bharat Nalluri slated to direct it when it enters production in early 2014. Peter Firth reprises his role as Harry Pearce, who appeared in all ten series of the programme. Kit Harington and Jennifer Ehle also star.

Plot[edit]

During a handover to the head of counterterrorism of MI5 Harry Pearce, terrorist Adam Qasim escapes from MI5 custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé Will Crombie is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms. Crombie eventually uncovers a conspiracy that runs from Vietnam to the Mediterranean.[4]

Cast[edit]

Peter Firth (pictured, left) reprises his role as Harry Pearce from the television series.

Keeley Hawes, who played Zoe Reynolds in the first three years of the programme, may return to play that role.[6]

Production[edit]

Plans of the film was first revealed to be in the works by Firth in March 2013, with a script in the making. Firth stated that although "they should make it," the actor also thought it would cost a lot, "and there's not a lot of money to go round at the moment."[7] The film was officially announced on 1 November 2013. Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, who took over as head writers for the last two years of the Spooks television series, wrote the script. It would be directed by Bharat Nalluri, who previously directed the first episodes of the programme. Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett of Kudos, and Ollie Madden of Shine Group would produce the film. Filming is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2014.[5][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Altitude to Offer Film Version of Cult TV Show 'Spooks'". hollywoodreporter.com. Hollywood Reporter. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Spooks the movie is happening with Peter Firth returning as Harry Pearce". radiotimes.com. Radio Times. radiotimes.com. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Kemp, Stuart (7 November 2013). "AFM: Kit Harington, Jennifer Ehle Sign on for 'Spooks'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Spooks movie The Greater Good will begin shooting in 2014". mirror.co.uk. Daily Mirror. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Wiseman, Andreas (1 November 2013). "Altitude spies Spooks film". Screen Daily. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (11 April 2013). "Keeley Hawes on 'Spooks' movie: 'There may be a role for Zoe'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Hilton, Beth (25 March 2013). "'Spooks' movie in the works, says Peter Firth". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Reynolds, Simon (1 November 2013). "'Spooks' movie 'The Greater Good' to shoot in 2014, plot details revealed". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 

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