Aubrey Plaza joins Jason Statham in upcoming American-British spy thriller ...

Aubrey Plaza joins Jason Statham in upcoming American-British spy thriller directed by Guy Ritchie

By Paul Chavez For Dailymail.com

Published: 03:20 GMT, 3 December 2020 | Updated: 03:20 GMT, 3 December 2020

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Aubrey Plaza has been cast to co-star with Jason Statham in an upcoming thriller directed by Guy Ritchie.

The 36-year-old actress will portray a CIA high-tech expert opposite Statham, 53, as an action-oriented MI6 agent, according to an article Wednesday by Deadline.

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A global intelligence alliance paired the duo together to prevent the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that could disrupt the world order and the film follows their globe-trotting mission.

Thriller role: Aubrey Plaza, shown in February in Santa Monica, California, has been cast to co-star with Jason Statham in an upcoming thriller directed by Guy Ritchie

Thriller role: Aubrey Plaza, shown in February in Santa Monica, California, has been cast to co-star with Jason Statham in an upcoming thriller directed by Guy Ritchie

Ritchie, 52, will direct and produce the untitled thriller formerly known as Five Eyes from a screenplay by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies.

The thriller was purchased at the TIFF Virtual sales room with Miramax producing and financing and STX handling distribution.

STXfilmms recently worked with Ritchie on The Gentlemen, which was written by Atkinson and Davies.

The Gentlemen was released in January starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell,

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