The film will tell the story of Katharine Gun (Knightley), a a Mandarin translator working at the British government’s communications HQ, Gchq. Gun leaked a confidential Us National Security Agency email to the Observer newspaper, revealing that she’d been asked to help the Us government spy on Un security council delegations in order to help swing favour towards an invasion of Iraq.
Official Secrets is being produced by eOne and The Mark Gordon Company, and is set to begin production on March 12th in Yorkshire, England.
Fiennes was last seen in Hail, Ceasar! and also lent his voice to Kubo and the Two Strings and The Lego Batman Movie, while Goode’s