Blake Lively Is Going to Become an Assassin Now Too

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There have been rumours recently that the producers behind James Bond have been looking at the possibility of building a 007 interconnected universe, with spin-off film that don't centre on the super-spy himself.

The Rhythm Section, described as a "female-driven global espionage thriller", adapts the first of British writer Mark Burnell's Stephanie Patrick series of novels to the big screen. What's more, Reed Morano, who directed the opening three episodes of The Handmaid's Tale and is an executive producer on the show, will be directing this as well.

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Although Lively is best known for playing "It" girl Serena van der Woodsen on CW's Gossip Girl, her acting credits also include 2016's The Shallows and 2015's The Age Of Adeline. Chloë Grace Moretz displayed ruthless vigilante skills beyond her character's 11 years as Hit-Girl in Marvel comic adaptation which spawned a sequel.

WME represents Eon Productions, Morano, and Lively. In 2013, she was inducted into the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers as the youngest member as well as one out of only 12 female cinematographer members at the time. Filming is set to start this fall.

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Stuart Ford, founder of IM Global, which is producing alongside Eon Productions, said: "Mark (Burnell) has created a unique female heroine who turns so numerous current cinematic cliches surrounding so-called "kick-ass" female leads on their head". Lively was also featured in Warner Brothers' The Town, Rebecca Miller's The Private Lives of Pippa Lee and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films.

Broccoli and Wilson comment, "We are thrilled to be bringing Mark Burnell's "The Rhythm Section" to the big screen with our partners at IM Global".

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