Exciting news! Although McMafia has finished its first series on Sunday night fans did not need to wait long for news of a new project for James. Variety exclusively revealed the news that James, alongside Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) will lead a new movie “Gareth Jones“.
James is slated to play the lead character and Variety has shared some information on what that will be;
In “Gareth Jones,” which is set in the early 1930s, he plays an ambitious Welsh journalist who travels to Moscow to attempt to interview dictator Joseph Stalin. The film is based on real events.
In Russia, Jones meets New York Times reporter Ada Brooks, played by Kirby, who is soon to be seen in “Mission: Impossible 6 — Fallout.” Brooks clues Jones in to Russian government oppression and, after a clandestine trip to Ukraine, he writes about it, but then has to fight for the truth in the face of propaganda, denials and cover-ups. As he tries to tell the story, he meets a young George Orwell and shares his findings, in turn influencing the author’s classic novel “Animal Farm.”
Principal photography will begin later this month, on Feb. 26, with filming locations in Britain, Ukraine and Poland.