Emilia Clarke and Jack Huston Join Above Suspicion

Coming Soon is reporting that Jack Huston (Hail, Caesar!) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) will be starring in the thriller Above Suspicion.  Above Suspicion is to be directed by Phillip Noyce (Salt, The Bone Collector) from a screenplay by Golden Globe nominee Chris Gerolmo (Mississippi Burning).  The script is adapted from the book by the same name, written by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey about a FBI scandal.  Check out the synopsis below.

Here’s a synopsis of the book, courtesy of Coming Soon:

“Above Suspicion is the chilling true story of a newly married FBI poster-boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it’s a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation’s top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.”

It’s nice seeing Emilia Clarke getting work outside of the Game of Thrones series.  Her character is clearly high-profile, but too often you don’t see television actors getting heavily involved in movies until after their series is over due to the long shooting schedule (just look at the cast of Walking Dead, despite that being the most popular show on TV there is little representation on the big screen). However, she’s managing to not only find time but to branch out into varying genres: action with Terminator Genysis, chick flick with Me Before You and now thriller with Above Suspicion to compliment the role she’s best known for in a fantasy show.

What do you think of Emilia Clarke and Jack Huston being cast in the thriller Above Suspicion?  Principal photography begins May 23, 2016.  I’ll keep you posted on any new information I hear about this project.

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