Penelope Cruz, Gael Garcia Bernal Among Additions to Spy Drama ‘Wasp Network’

Wagner Moura and Edgar Ramirez will also star in true story drama about Cuban spies and Florida terrorists

Gael Garcia Bernal, Penelope Cruz, Wagner Moura
Left to right, Gael Garcia Bernal, Penelope Cruz, Wagner Moura

Penelope Cruz, Gael Garcia Bernal, and “Narcos” star Wagner Moura have joined Edgar Ramirez on the cast of the true-story spy drama “Wasp Network,” RT Features announced Tuesday.

Written and directed by Olivier Assayas and based on Fernando Morais’ “The Last Days of the Cold War,” “Wasp Network” tells the story of Cuban spies working undercover in the 1990s who uncover a terrorist network based in Florida with ramifications in Central America and with the consent of the U.S. government. Shooting is set to begin early next year.

RT Features founder Rodrigo Teixeira is producing alongside CG Cinema’s Charles Gillibert.  RT’s Lourenço Sant’Anna and Sophie Mas are executive producing. IMR International will continue sales to foreign buyers in Toronto, with CAA Media Finance handling the U.S. rights.

Cruz is also set to appear in Asghar Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows,” as well as the spy thriller “355.” Ramirez, who recently starred as Gianni Versace on “American Crime Story,” will appear alongside Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” which is currently filming.

Moura, who rose to fame for his performance as Pablo Escobar in Netflix’s “Narcos,” recently wrapped his directorial debut “Marighella,” and is currently filming the Netflix original feature “Sergio,” which he is also producing.

Cruz is represented by CAA and Untitled Entertainment; Moura is represented by UTA, Brent Travers and Greg Slewett of Bloom Hergott; García Bernal by WME; and Ramirez by Impression Entertainment, CAA and attorney Bob Wallerstein.