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Producer Clooney brings Michael Fassbender in front of the camera

Producer Clooney brings Michael Fassbender in front of the camera

Hollywood star and producer George Clooney has found a cast for the spy thriller series “The Agency.” German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender (47, “The Killer,” “X-Men”) will play the lead role in the remake of the French TV series “Office of Legends,” the Paramount+ streaming service announced Monday (local time). . Filming of the ten-part series has begun.

Fassbender plays a CIA agent who returns to headquarters after a long-term secret mission. There he faces a former love affair and dangerous new tasks. The film will be directed by British director Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice, The Darkest Hour). The screenplay comes from writing duo Jez and John Henry Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow,” “Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Destiny”).

Clooney and producing partner Grant Heslov serve as producers through their company Smokehouse Pictures. The duo has previously produced films such as “Argo,” “August in Osage County” and “Monuments Men – Unusual Heroes.” Fassbender, born in Heidelberg to a German father and Irish mother, was last seen in the thriller “The Killer” and in the sports comedy “Next Goal Wins.”

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