If you’re like me, then you’ve been wondering where Jack Huston is and why he isn’t a bigger star yet after absolutely dominating Boardwalk Empire (he is in the Ben-Hur remake, but that looks ridiculous).
Huston will join Emilia Clarke in Phillip Noyce’s Above Suspicion, and maybe it will be his big break. Either way, the premise sounds fascinating.
Based on the Joe Sharkey book of the same name, Above Suspicion is the sordid true story about an FBI agent in over his head. Here’s the synopsis from the report in The Wrap:
ABOVE SUSPICION, is the chilling true story of a newly married FBI poster-boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it’s a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation’s top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.
This sounds very “adult thriller,” a genre that seems to be dying a slow death in Hollywood. And Noyce is an excellent action/thriller filmmaker; Dead Calm and Patriot Games are his best. The Bone Collector? Eh, let’s move on.