Magazine article Screen International

Richard Armitage, Naomie Harris Get 'Clearance'

Magazine article Screen International

Richard Armitage, Naomie Harris Get 'Clearance'

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The Hobbit star Richard Armitage and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom actress Naomie Harris are to star in action-drama Clearance, from producers Ryan Haidarian (Vehicle 19), Andrew D Corkin (We Are What We Are), Jesse Fryckman (Sauna), and David Murdoch (1 Star).

The English-language debut of Finnish director Aku Louhimies (Frozen Land), which is being sold in Cannes by Umedia International, tells the story of a hardened mine clearance expert (Armitage) and his pregnant partner (Harris) who are kidnapped in South Sudan and must navigate a vast minefield during their escape.

The script comes from Richard Campling and Svet Rouskov (The Colony), with shoot scheduled for South Africa in November 2015.

Umedia has world rights excluding South Africa and Scandinavia. Forefront Media, Uncorked Productions, Solar Films, and Sinner Films produce.

Armitage is currently filming on the third series of Bryan Fuller's NBC TV series Hannibal while Harris stars in Antoine Fuqua's upcoming Southpaw and will reprise her role as Moneypenny in upcoming James Bond film Spectre. …

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