Games Of Thrones' Kit Harington to star in big-screen version of Spooks
Game Of Thrones' star Kit Harington is to star in the new film adaptation of BBC spy drama Spooks.
The film, which is to be titled Spooks: The Greater Good, will be released into cinemas on May 8th next year.
BRAND NEW INTEL: "Spooks: The Greater Good" will be released in cinemas on 8th May 2015. pic.twitter.com/TV3fBBc87o— Spooks (@spooksthemovie) November 18, 2014
Peter Firth, who played Sir Harry Pearce in each of the show's 10 seasons on the BBC, will reprise his role in the new film, alongside Harrington. Jennifer Ehle and Elyes Gabel are also confirmed to star.
The plot centres around Pearce being forced to resign after a high-profile terrorist named Adam Qasim (Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody. When Pearce then disappears off a bridge into the Thames, the team turn to former agent Will Holloway (played by Harington), who is drafted in from Moscow to foil a bomb thread from Qasim and uncover the truth surrounding the disappearance of Pearce.
The film has been written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, with regular series director Bharat Nalluri behind the camera.
Spooks ran from 2002 to 2011 on BBC One and followed the work of a group of MI5 officers based at the service's Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid.