Sony Takes On The Lord’s Day

Enlists Taken scribe, Get Smart producer

by Emily Phillips |
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The Lord's Day may have originally been intended for rest and reflection, but Sony are using it to go full steam ahead with the Brit action thriller of the same name.

Set in the heart of British government, The Lord's Day will follow a terrorist plot to stage a hostage takeover within the House of Lords, which leads to one of the members, Harry Jones - an ex military man - to try and foil the coup, but inadvertantly uncovers a much more serious and widespread conspiracy.

The thriller is based on Michael Dobbs' book of 2008. The writer and sometime Conservative politician, nicknamed 'Westminster's baby-faced hitman', also has a film being made of his examination of the Cuban Missile Crisis called One Minute To Midnight.

The script will be written by Marmite-man **Taken **and **Transporter **scribe Robert Mark Kamen and produced by Get Smart's Charles Roven and Steve Alexander under Atlas Entertainment who have just signed to make a movie from online gaming experience World of Warcraft. Roven especially has high hopes for the film, saying the"high stakes material" could turn **The Lord's Day **and its leading man Harry Jones into a "franchise character-based film."

So who should play Harry Jones? Lest we get confused with the other ex-serviceman fighting back against terror, Harry Brown, who will be played by Sir Michael Caine in the upcoming eponymously titled film later this year.

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