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Rebecca Clough Jan 13, 2017
Ask someone for their favourite political thrillers and you’re likely to get a list of Oscar-winning classics, from JFK to The Day Of The Jackal, Blow Out to Argo. But what about those electrifying tales that have slipped under the radar, been largely forgotten or just didn’t get the love they deserved? Here are 25 political thrillers which are underappreciated but brilliant.
Generally, the first hostage to get shot in a heist movie is considered insignificant; luckily this time the young woman killed by terrorists has a devoted boyfriend who vows to avenge her death. Charles Heller (John Savage) already works for the CIA, so he’s able to use secret information to blackmail his bosses into »
The film, directed by John Leonetti from a script written by Barbara Marshall, is being produced by Sherryl Clark of Busted Shark Productions. Mister Smith Entertainment is selling “Wish Upon,” which is currently in pre-production, to buyers for the first time at this year’s American Film Market.
King, who starred in “The Conjuring,” plays a 16-year-old misfit who finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she’s always wanted — only to discover that each wish demands a deadly payment.
Phillippe will next be seen in the television series “Shooter” this November on USA Network. His film credits include “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Breach” and “Crash.” Rohm co-starred in “Joy” and “American Hustle” and will be seen next in “Tribes of Palos Verdes. »
- Dave McNary
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