Jack O'Connell set for spy thriller Section 6

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 February 2014
Jack O'Connell

Jack O'Connell

British actor Jack O'Connell has entered final talks to star in Universal Pictures' new spy thriller, 'Section 6'

Jack O'Connell has been recruited for spy thriller 'Section 6'.

The 'Skins' actor is set to make his mark on Hollywood with a role in the upcoming drama about the creation of MI6, the British intelligence agency founded during World War I.

The rising star has entered final negotiations to star in the Universal Pictures project, which the studio won in bidding war in October 2013, Deadline is reporting.

The script was penned by Aaron Berg, while Marc Platt is producing alongside Adam Siegel for Marc Platt Productions, and Lawrence Grey will produce for Grey Matter Productions.

A director has yet to be announced and there is no news about a state date for filming.

O'Connell will next be seen in '300: Rise Of An Empire' this March, followed by indie flick 'Starred Up', and 'Unbroken' opposite Angelina Jolie in December.

The British actor is best known for starring in 'This Is England' and playing wayward teen James Cook in TV drama 'Skins'. The 23-year-old star recently quashed rumours he was set for a role in the 'Fantastic Four' reboot.

Section 6

  • Directed by: Joe Cornish
  • Written by: Aaron Berg
  • Cast: Jack O'Connell

Historic, fact-based spy drama about the founding of MI6.

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