It has been announced that Benedict Cumberbatch‘s next film Ironbark is being financed and handled internationally by FilmNation Entertainment, and they’ll take it to 2018 Cannes Marche du Film next week.
The film is based on the true story of Greville Wynne (Cumberbatch), a British businessman who helped the CIA penetrate the Soviet nuclear program during the Cold War. Wynne and his Russian source, Oleg Penkovsky, provided the crucial intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dominic Cooke (On Chesil Beach) will direct and executive produce with Cumberbatch and Tom O’Connor (The Hitman’s Bodyguard), the film is also based on a spec script by O’Connor.
It’s a good sign for the film, and clever that FilmNation Entertainment have picked it up as they previously handled international sales on the Academy Award–winning film, The Imitation Game, also starring our Cumberbatch.
Glen Basner, CEO of FilmNation Entertainment, had this to say
“We are delighted to be working with Benedict again and to have his abundant creativity on both sides of the camera. Dominic is a master director and he and Benedict’s work together on “The Hollow Crown” produced breathtaking results. We anticipate a very exciting second collaboration on Ironbark.”