Martin Freeman clasps 'The Operative'

Last Updated: Sat, May 05, 2018 12:58 hrs

[United States], May 05 (ANI): Black Panther actor Martin Freeman is all set to become a part of spy thriller 'The Operative'.

The actor will play a former spy handler in the espionage tale opposite Diane Kruger, reports Hollywood Reporter.

Freeman will play Thomas, a former handler to Kruger's character, Rachel, recruited by Israeli intelligence agency Mossad to go undercover in Tehran. The only clue to Rachel's whereabouts is a cryptic phone call she places to Thomas, who is then summoned from Germany to Israel by Mossad.

With Rachel's life immersed in her assignments as part of a vast espionage effort against Iran's nuclear programme, Thomas must retrace her steps to determine what threats she may now pose to their operation, while also working to protect her. Cas Anvar was earlier cast as Farhad, Rachel's love interest, briefs Hollywood Reporter.

The project will be launched to foreign buyers in Cannes by BLOOM as it handles the international sales of 'The Operative'.

The Operative was adapted from the Israeli book The English Teacher, written by former Israeli intelligence officer Yiftach Reicher Atir and based on real-life stories of Mossad operatives.

Written and directed by Yuval Adler will be co-produced by Le Pacte's Jean Labadie.(ANI)