Spectre of 007 hangs over Blake Lively’s spy role
THE name’s Blake! Bond producer Barbara Broccoli revealed the gossip is that Blake Lively will take centre stage in a new spy movie.
The Rhythm Section, billed as a ‘female-driven international espionage thriller’, adapts the first of British writer Mark Burnell’s Stephanie Patrick novels for the big screen. It is produced by Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, who worked on the last eight Bond films, including Spectre and Skyfall.
Former Gossip Girl star Lively, 29, will play Stephanie, who sets out to uncover the sinister truth behind a plane crash. Co-producer Stuart Ford called the character ‘a unique female heroine who turns so many of the current cinematic clichés surrounding so-called “kick-ass” female leads on their head’.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth