Magazine article Screen International

Emma Thompson Attached to Reprise Role of Lawyer Gareth Peirce in Thriller Secret Evidence

Magazine article Screen International

Emma Thompson Attached to Reprise Role of Lawyer Gareth Peirce in Thriller Secret Evidence

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EXCLUSIVE: The Kids Are Alright executive producer J Todd Harris produces with 2B Pictures and South Creek Pictures.

British actress Emma Thompson is once again attached to play a character based on renowned human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce in US-UK-Canada love-story-thriller The Secret Evidence, which is currently at script stage.

The Middle East- and London-set drama follows a young British couple mistakenly caught up in the war on terror who turn to Thompson's character to get one of them out of prison.

However, in fighting for her boyfriend's freedom, the film's young female lead finds herself and her family subject to attack from the UK Government's secret service.

Thompson was Oscar-nominated for her previous portrayal of Peirce, the defence lawyer of Irish terror suspects the Guildford Four, in Jim Sheridan's acclaimed 1993 drama In the Name of the Father.

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The Secret Evidence

J Todd Harris, executive producer of The Kids Are Alright, is pushing the project out of the US, alongside UK co-producers Carola Ash and Kwesi Dickson of Future Films' production arm 2B Pictures and Dave Valleau of Canadian outfit South Creek Pictures. …

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