'Paul Mescal to Headline Kevin Macdonald’s ‘A Spy By

Headline Kevin Macdonald’s ‘A Spy By

Paul Mescal

(“Aftersun,” ‘Normal People’) will lead modern espionage thriller “A Spy By Nature,” to be directed

HanWay Films

is launching worldwide sales at the upcoming American Film Market

The film

is an adaptation of the first novel in Charles Cumming’s bestselling Alec Milius spy

It will

follow Milius, a disillusioned twenty-something whose gift for deception catches the eye of MI6

As his

web of lies grows, Milius is forced to confront his own nature – whether he can

The film

is produced by Chris Clark (“All the Money in the World”) and Quentin Curtis (“Legend”)

Serving as

executive producers, HanWay Films and Ingenious Media developed the project together with the producers with

This is

a very modern spy story – sexy, dangerous, morally ambivalent – and only an actor of Paul’

The search

for the perfect actor to play Alec Milius has been a long one

But as

soon as we saw Paul Mescal’s remarkable breakthrough performances we knew we had found

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