UNDERWORLD Star Kate Beckinsale Set To Star In Spy Thriller CANARY BLACK From TAKEN Director Pierre Morel

Underworld and Jolt star Kate Beckinsale has found her next project as she's boarded the upcoming action spy thriller Canary Black, which has Pierre Morel (Taken; Peppermint) set to direct.

Deadline is reporting that Kate Beckinsale (UnderworldJolt) has signed on to headline the upcoming action spy thriller Canary Black, which has Pierre Morel (Taken; Peppermint) set to direct.

Matthew Kennedy wrote the script, which follows "top-level CIA agent Avery Graves (Beckinsale), who is blackmailed by terrorists into betraying her own country to save her kidnapped husband. Cut off from her team, she turns to her underworld contacts to survive and help locate the coveted intelligence that the kidnappers want."

Kennedy previously penned the Lily Collins/Simon Pegg thriller Inheritance.

Beckinsale's most recent credits include the Prime Video original movie Jolt and the Paramount+ dark comedy Guilty Party. She recently wrapped Charlie Day's comedy El Tonto and the Catherine Hardwicke-directed drama Prisoner's Daughter

She's of course well-versed in the action genre, having starred in five Underworld films as vampire badass extraordinaire Selene. The always excellent Beckinsale also starred in Van Helsing opposite Hugh Jackman (Logan; X-Men: Days of Future Past), the 2012 Total Recall reboot with Colin Farrell (The BatmanFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), and the aforementioned Jolt

Morel, who is best known for his work on the Liam Neeson-starrer Taken, is currently finishing the action-comedy Freelance, which has John Cena (Peacemaker; The Suicide Squad) and Alison Brie (Community; GLOW) in the lead roles. His other credits include From Paris with LoveThe Gunman, Peppermint, and Al Kameen.  

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