Steven Knight, the visionary behind hit dark and gritty British television offerings such as Peaky Blinders and Taboo, has written a screenplay for a film thriller that seems to be on the verge of acquiring two major stars in Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal as the headliners.
It's been a whirlwind 24 hours for writer-director Steven Knight.
The two actors are in talks for the Studiocanal financed feature, which centers on a reporter (Gyllenhaal) that travels to Brazil to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), who asks for help in faking his death.
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There have been reports of infections in 99 countries, including the UK, US, China, Russia, Spain, Italy and Taiwan. The attack froze computers at hospitals across the country, with some cancelling all routine procedures.
Guadagnino will also have a producer role. Both Cumberbatch and Gyllenhaal have made a decision to produce the film, and it is being directed by Luca Guadagnino.
Studiocanal is planning to take the movie to the Cannes Film Festival to sell to global markets.
He will also reprise his Marvel alter-ego, Dr.
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The cyber attack is believed to have been developed by using a leaked code from the United States National Security Agency. The interior ministry said on its website that about 1,000 computers had been infected but it had localized the virus.
Cumberbatch will next be seen as Thomas Edison in The Current War, and is also reprising the role of Doctor Strange for Avengers: Infinity War.
Gyllenhaal, a recent smash on Broadway in Sunday In The Park With George, is in Cannes competition title Okja from Bong Joon-ho. The film, to be released on September 22, tells the deeply personal account of the challenging and heroic journey of Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman (whom Gyllenhaal portrays). He begins production this summer on Palme d'Or victor Jacques Audiard's first English-language feature, "The Sisters Brothers", starring opposite Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly. He is repped by UTA, the U.K.'s Conway van Gelder Grant and Sloane Offer. He is repped by WME and Bloom Hergott.
ITunes is coming to the Windows Store
The big news here was more hardware - namely handheld motion controllers to work with Windows mixed reality for the first time. This will integrate with the firm's cloud storage solution OneDrive, which will now function "on-demand", the firm claims.
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