Paul Mescal will play a “horny” spy in an upcoming movie.
The ‘Regular Individuals’ actor is to star as anti-hero Alec Milius within the film ‘A Spy By Nature’ – which relies on the best-selling spy novels by British writer Charles Cumming.
The “morally ambivalent” character is a liar and within the movie he results in the soiled and ruthless world of contemporary espionage as he sells secrets and techniques about oil in a former Soviet Republic.
‘A Spy By Nature’ sees the loner graduate Milius recruited by MI6. He then decides that he does not wish to be a authorities intelligence agent however results in mortal hazard.
Director Kevin Macdonald praised Mescal’s “beguiling combination of intelligence, talent and youth”.
He’s quoted by the Each day Mail newspaper as saying: “This can be a fashionable spy story – horny, harmful, morally ambivalent – and solely an actor of Paul’s expertise may pull it off.”
It’s hoped that the movie will mark the launch of a franchise if it proves to be a success and the character has been in comparison with James Bond.
The script has been written by John Hodge – with a rewrite by Joseph Charlton – and is predicted to move into manufacturing subsequent 12 months.
Paul stars within the film ‘Aftersun’ and revealed that he used a Scottish accent at some stage in filming to good the brogue of his character Calum within the film from director Charlotte Wells.
The 26-year-old star mentioned: “I stayed in accent for this all through filming. It’s one thing I’ve at all times wished to do and Charlotte gave me her blessing.
“However going to the Edinburgh Movie Pageant for the British premiere of ‘Aftersun’ made me nervous. It’s like taking my accent into the lion’s den.”