Stiller & Blanchett to star in spy film The Champions

Based on the TV series of the same name

Ben Stiller and Cate Blanchett are set to star in the film adaptation of the spy series “The Champions” for ITV Studios America, New Republic Pictures, Dirty Films and Red Hour Productions.

The Dennis Spooner-created original told of UN agents who survive a plane crash in the Himalayas and receive superpowers from an advanced civilization. As the agents return to the outside world, they use their new powers to become champions of law, order and justice.

“I’ve long wanted to work with Ben — the director and the actor. He is one of the most engaged and versatile directors working today. Anyone who can make both Zoolander and Escape at Dannemora is a creative force to be reckoned with,” said Blanchett in a statement.

Added the actor, “I’m a huge fan of Cate’s for a very long time. I’m hoping this project will help people to finally take her seriously as an actress”.

Via ‘THR

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