Nov 8, 2012

Tradecraft: Benjamin Walker Cast as Lead in HBO's Cold War Spy Series

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker has been cast as the lead in HBO's long-in-the-works Malcolm Gladwell/Charles Randolph Cold War spy drama pilot The Missionary. According to Variety, "Walker will play an American missionary who gets caught up in Cold War intrigue while helping a young woman escape East Berlin." Randolph wrote the script and exec produces along with Gladwell (who makes a point of re-reading The Spy Who Came in from the Cold every five years), Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg. The trade reports that "Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur is helming the pilot."

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