Monday, April 16, 2018

Movie News: Sarah Megan Thomas and Lydia Dean Pilcher Team Up for New Film Showcasing Three Historic Female Spies in World War II Starring Stana Katic, Thomas and Radhika Apte

Sarah Megan Thomas
The next Hidden Figures is coming. In the same vein of showing intelligent and exciting women doing extraordinary things in history, Writer/Producer Sarah Megan Thomas (Equity, Backwards) and Director/Producer Lydia Dean Pilcher (Queen of Katwe) are beginning principle photography on an as yet untitled movie about three females spies that were part of "Churchill's Secret Army" in World War II. Though the film is fiction, it is based on actual stories and extensive research done by Thomas.

One of these female agents, Vera Atkins is widely regarded in history and the most well-known. This film also centers around two other agents that worked for her as spies, Virginia Hall, who the Nazi's dubbed "the most dangerous of all" and who did this all with a wooden leg, and Noor Inayat Khan, who was the first female wireless operator and whose family has Indian roots. The story, written by Thomas tells the tale of the dangerous missions they pursued in war-torn Europe. 

Stana Katic                                              From Twitter

Actress Stana Katic  plays Virginia Hall.  She is best known as Kate from Castle also appears on Amazon's Absentia Sarah Megan Thomas plays Vera Atkins. Radhika Apte, a rising star from Bollywood, who most recently appeared in the film Padman, plays Khan. Linus Roache (Homeland, Vikings) and Rossif Sutherland of the Sutherland acting family (Catastrophe, River) are also set as major characters in this film. 

Radhika Apte                                   From Twitter

"I’m thrilled to be working alongside such a remarkable group of women in telling this international, untold story of three real female heroes who put their lives on the line for freedom."- Sarah Megan Thomas

The film will be shooting in the US and in Europe. 
Related: Interview with Sarah Megan Thomas -

Sarah Megan Thomas as Vera Atkins

Sarah Megan Thomas  co-wrote, starred in and produced Equity, the story of a female investment banker played by Anna Gunn, who takes a company public amid fierce competition by friends and foes alike.  Purchased by Sony Classic Pictures, is currently on DVD on Starz and on demand.

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