Jack Huston, Emilia Clarke to Star in Thriller ‘Above Suspicion’

Phillip Noyce will direct from a script by Chris Gerolmo, who adapted Joe Sharkey’s book of the same name

Jack Huston Emilia Clarke

“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke and “Boardwalk Empire” alum Jack Huston are set to star in Phillip Noyce‘s thriller “Above Suspicion,” it was announced Tuesday.

Noyce (“The Bone Collector”) will direct from a script by Chris Gerolmo (“Mississippi Burning”), who adapted the book of the same name by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey.

“Above Suspicion” explores the true story of a newly married FBI poster-boy (Huston) assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky, where he’s 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.

Mohamed AlRafi and Tim Degraye will finance the film as well as produce alongside Colleen Camp (“Knock Knock”), Amy Adelson and Emmy-nominated writer Angela Amato-Velez.. Production is slated to start May 23.

Sierra/Affinity will begin shopping the project to foreign buyers at this year’s Cannes Film Market. Jay Cohen of the Gersh Agency will represent U.S. rights to the film.

Huston next stars in Timur Bekmambetov‘s “Ben-Hur” and Alexandre Moors’ “Yellow Birds,” while Clarke will soon be seen in the romantic drama “Me Before You.”

Noyce is represented by UTA, which also reps Huston along with Untitled Entertainment and the Artists Partnership in London. Clarke is repped by CAA and Emptage Hallet in the UK. Gerolmo is repped by ICM Partners.