James Bond producers launch new female spy saga with Blake Lively

Blake Lively to Star in Thriller The Rhythm Section from 007 Producers

Blake Lively to Star in Thriller The Rhythm Section from 007 Producers

The film will begin production this fall and will likely shoot in the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Spain, and Switzerland.

IM Global will finance the film with Wilson and Broccoli producing through their Eon Productions banner, with IM Global co-founder Stuart Ford exec producing along with Greg Shapiro and Mark Burnell.

If that sounds like something like an Ian Fleming pulp thriller, then it shouldn't surprise you that EON Productions - namely Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Brocolli - are involved with producing the film.

There are four books in the Stephanie Patrick series, raising the possibility of a Bond-style series of movies - if the first is successful.

Blake Lively has signed on to lead new thriller The Rhythm Section. She is now in pre-production in director Paul Feig's film A Simple Favor for Lionsgate.

With three other books in the series, producers are hoping it will follow in the footsteps of Bond become a franchise. In 2013, she was inducted into the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers as the youngest member as well as one out of only 12 female cinematographer members at the time.

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"We are thrilled to be bringing Mark Burnell's "The Rhythm Section" to the big screen with our partners at IM Global".

The film's executive producer Stuart Ford said of the up-coming film: "In Stephanie Patrick, Mark has created a unique female heroine who turns so numerous current cinematic clichés surrounding so-called 'kick-ass" female leads on their head.

Lively, who is married to Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, is also known for playing the ageless heroine of the film The Age of Adeline.

EON Productions, Morano and Lively are all repped by WME.

"The Rhythm Section" is set to go into production later this year. Lively is also represented by Management 360.

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