After countless spy movies, Budapest will once again be filled with espionage and action thanks to Jesse V. Johnon’s “Chief of Station.” Alec Baldwin and Olga Kurylenko will play the leads in the upcoming spy action thriller.
The protagonist is a former CIA Station Chief (Baldwin), who – after learning that the death of his wife was not an accident – must return to the espionage underworld and team up with past enemies and a rogue agent (Kurylenko) to unravel a conspiracy, making him doubt everything he thought he ever knew.
Since his debut in 1980, Alec Baldwin has appeared in many cult classics, such as “Beetlejuice” and Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed”, earning him several prestigious awards. In the past year, his name mostly came up related to the incident on the set of Joel Souza’s western entitled “Rust”, where a prop gun held by Baldwin discharged, fatally injuring DoP Halnya Hutchins.
Kurylenko is a Ukrainian-French actress, perhaps best known for her appearance as the Bond girl in “Quantum of Solace”. She also appeared as Taskmaster in the recent “Black Widow” (also filmed in Budapest), and as Maria Veniaminovna Yudina in “The Death of Stalin”.
The filming of “Chief of Station” is set to start later this year in Hungary.
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