Rad­hika, Stana Katic to star in fe­male-driven WW II spy drama

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In­dian ac­tor Rad­hika Apte will join Cas­tle star Stana Katic and Eq­uity ac­tor Sarah Me­gan Thomas in an un­ti­tled fe­male-driven World War II spy drama, where she fea­tures as Noor Inayat Khan. Apte con­firmed the news with a tweet.

The prin­ci­pal pho­tog­ra­phy (pro­duc­tion work) for the drama will start in the spring, re­ports dead­line.com. Li­nus Roache and Ros­sif Suther­land also have been cast in the project, based on the real-life spies in Win­ston Churchill’s ‘se­cret army’.

The film cen­ters on Bri­tish in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cer Vera Atkins, played by Katic, and two of the women she sends to France as spies, Vir­ginia Hall (Thomas) and Noor Inayat Khan (Rad­hika).

Atkins is a crafty re­cruiter with a se­cret of her own. Hall is a dar­ing Amer­i­can with a wooden leg who was the first fe­male field agent and ul­ti­mately the spy the Nazi’s dubbed ‘the most danger­ous of all’, and Khan is a paci­fist of In­dian de­scent who was the first fe­male wire­less op­er­a­tor. The women form a sis­ter­hood while en­tan­gled in mis­sions to turn the tide of the war.

Thomas wrote the screen­play and will pro­duce with Ly­dia Dean Pilcher who is set to di­rect.

Ac­tor Rad­hika Apte will fea­ture as Noor Inayat Khan, a paci­fist of In­dian de­scent, in the drama

PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

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