Quick News: Jersey, Profile, Magic, Blues, Spy

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Our Man From Jersey
Halle Berry will join Mark Wahlberg in the David Guggenheim-penned Netflix action spy thriller “Our Man From Jersey”. A director has yet to be attached. The project is said to be about a “blue-collar James Bond” type. Wahlberg will produce with Stephen Levinson. [Source: Heat Vision]

Focus Features has scored the worldwide rights for Timur Bekmambetov’s screenlife-format thriller “Profile” and has set a May 14th release. The story follows an undercover British journalist (Valene Kane) in her quest to bait and expose a terrorist recruiter through social media while trying not to be sucked in by her recruiter and lured into becoming a militant extremist herself. [Source: THR]

The Magic Flute
Oscar-winner F. Murray Abraham and Stefi Celma have joined a present-day Europe-set reimagining of Mozart’s popular opera “The Magic Flute” to be executive-produced by Roland Emmerich. Abraham will play headmaster Dr. Longbow, Celma will portray Papagena.

The story follows 17-year-old Tim Walker (Jack Wolfe), who is sent from London to the Austrian alps to start his singing scholarship at a legendary boarding school and discovers a century-old forgotten passageway into the magical world of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. [Source: Deadline]

A Jazzman’s Blues
Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer have scored the lead roles in Tyler Perry’s passion project “A Jazzman’s Blues” which he wrote back in 1995. Perry will write, direct and produce the film setup at Netflix.

The five-decade spanning story follows an investigation into an unsolved murder that unveils a story full of forbidden love, deceit and a secret that has been held for forty years. [Source: Variety]

Spy City
AMC+ has released the first photos for their six-episode mini-series “Spy City”. “Preacher” star Dominic Cooper plays Fielding Scott, an MI6 agent who goes to Berlin in 1961 to find a double agent hiding in the UK Embassy or with the Allies – shortly before the construction of the Berlin Wall.

At the time the city is teeming with American, British, French, Soviet and East German spies and double agents and a wrong move could trigger the threat of nuclear war.

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