Novelist and screenwriter William Boyd (the James Bond novel Solo, A Good Man in Africa and the 1992 movie Chaplin) is currently writing Spy City. German-Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Alexandre will direct. Johanna Wokalek (Pope Joan, The Baader Meinhof Complex) and Leonie Benesch (The Crown, Babylon Berlin) also star.
Cooper will play an English spy who is sent to Berlin in 1961 to sift out a traitor in the UK Embassy or among the Allies, shortly before the construction of the Berlin Wall. The city declared by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev as “the most dangerous place on earth” is teeming with spies and double agents. One wrong movie could trigger the looming threat of nuclear war as American, British and French troops in West Berlin remain separated from their Soviet and East German counterparts by nothing more than an imaginary line.
Mischa Hofmann, Britta Meyermann and Ann-Kathrin Eicher will produce, as well as co-producers Colleen Woodcock and Anand Tucker. Eden Rock Medias Thomas Augsberger and Miramaxs Bill Block & Caitlin Foito will executive produce alongside Wolfgang Feindt & Annika Schmidt at ZDF.
H&V Entertainment GmbH is one of Germanys largest independent production companies, owned by Odeon Film AG, and produces a roster of German television series and feature films. ZDF is Germanys public-service television broadcaster and operates as an independent nonprofit organization. In addition to their co-production on Spy City, Seven Stories (UK) and Wilma Film (CZ) will Read More – Source