All the Old Knives is a modern-day espionage thriller that tracks Henry Pelham and Celia Harrison, following a botched rescue attempt that leaves more than 100 dead, and the CIA agents under suspicion.
All the Old Knives releases on Prime Video on April 8, 2022.
Cast and creators
- Chris Pine
- Thandiwe Newton
- Laurence Fishburne
- Jonathan Pryce
Directed by Janus Metz
Screenplay by Olen Steinhauer
“Two CIA agents and ex-lovers (Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton) are brought back together years after a failed rescue attempt and forced to blur the lines between profession and passion in this deeply riveting tale of global espionage, moral dilemma and deadly betrayal.”
All the Old Knives is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Olen Steinhauer, the screenwriter, originally published in 2015.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Newton revealed that to prepare for their role, the cast was allowed to speak to real representatives from the CIA and even had a former CIA operative as a consultant who advised them throughout the movie.
When asked to describe the movie, Pine responded: “It’s everything that I love about filmmaking… why I wanted to be a filmmaker. It reminds me of Jane Fonda and Redford making a film in the 70s. It’s got the sexiness of Klute. It’s got the turtlenecks of 3 Days of the Condor. It’s got something for everyone and really at the heart of it, it is a romance.”
When rumours of a mole begin to emerge several years after the hijacking of Flight 127, Henry Pelham (Pine), a CIA agent sets out to investigate his coworkers, including his former lover, Celia Harrison (Newton) and unearth the secrets of the past.