by Dave McNary, Film Reporter, published on March 21, 2014 - 12:17PM PT|
British director Craig Viveiros has come on board to helm Ellen Page in spy thriller Queen & Country for Chernin Entertainment at Fox.
The project, based on the Oni Press comic book series Queen and Country by Greg Rucka, centers on a British agent Tara Chace going on the run from her own people as she tries to bring down a terrorist on English soil.
Variety reported in September that Page was attached.
Peter Chernin is producing through his Chernin Entertainment banner, along with Jenno Topping. John Rogers is penning the script.
Viveiros began his directing career making shorts and commercials and helmed the short film Back To Back. He also produced, wrote and directed his debut feature film Ghosted starring Art Malik, John Lynch and Martin Compston.
Viveiros then moved to Haiti to work as a volunteer at the countrys film institute and returned to England to make The Liability, starring Tim Roth, Peter Mullan and Jack OConnell.
Im thrilled to be working with Fox and Ellen in the task of bringing Tara Chace and Queen & Country to life on the big screen, Viveiros said. The echoes of excitement in creating an exciting, unique bold addition the spy genre are held firm by Gregs solid, riveting source material.
Page will next be seen in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Viveiros is repped by WME, United Agents and Felker Toczek Suddleson.