Espionage thriller All The Old Knives already has its headline duo in Chris Pine and more recent addition Thandie Newton. It's now boosting its ranks with the addition of Jonathan Pryce and Laurence Fishburne.

The story is set in the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea and follows ex-lovers — one a CIA spy, one an ex-spy — meet over dinner to reminisce on their time together at Vienna station. The conversation moves inevitably to the disastrous hijacking of Royal Jordanian Flight 127, which ended in the deaths of all on board. That failure haunts the CIA to this day, and Henry has come to Carmel to close the book on that seedy chapter. As they parry, flirting, over California cuisine, it becomes clear that one of them is not going to survive the meal.

Variety's story doesn't mention what roles Pryce or Fishburne will be playing in the film, though we can well see them as disapproving/helpful senior officers. Or parents?

Janus Metz is on to direct, with the script by Olen Steinhauer, adapting his own novel.

Sources LinksVariety