Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce have signed to topline “Traitor,” an espionage thriller from Overture Films. Cheadle also will produce along with Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman as well as Jeff Silver.
Jeffrey Nachmanoff will direct from his own script, which is based on an original idea from Steve Martin.
The story centers on a CIA operative working undercover with a terrorist group who becomes a terrorist suspect. Cheadle is the undercover agent, while Pearce is an FBI agent investigating terrorist activities.
“Traitor” is the sixth project Overture has picked up for distribution in as many months. The company — which has a goal of releasing eight to 12 movies a year — recently came aboard to distribute the action thriller “Righteous Kill,” starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, and greenlighted “Last Chance Harvey,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, which begins shooting in October in London.
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