Magazine article Screen International

Simon West to Direct Henry Cavill Thriller

Magazine article Screen International

Simon West to Direct Henry Cavill Thriller

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EXCLUSIVE: The Expendables 2 director boards special forces action film.

Action director Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2) has come on board to direct Henry Cavill in special forces thriller Stratton, which is due to shoot in the UK and Italy this summer.

Man of Steel star Cavill star in the title role of the film based on the first of a series of eight novels by ex-SBS (Special Boat Service is the sister arm to the SAS) operative Duncan Falconer.

The story follows Stratton as he and his team risk life, limb and national security to track down an international terrorist cell.

The project was originally optioned and developed by Ileen Maisel and Lawrence Elman's Amber Entertainment Ltd, who will co-produce with Promethean Productions, the production company created by Henry Cavill, his brother Charlie and producer Rex Glensy.

GFM Films is providing finance and worldwide sales. Hothouse Music will provide the film's music.

Cavill stated: "I've long wanted to tell a story about the British Special Forces and finally the opportunity has come around. …

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