Black James Bond? David Oyelowo Joins the Secret Service in ‘Complicit’ (Photos)

David Oyelowo in 'Complicit'Move over, Idris! We may have found the black James Bond. While he’s not quite meeting with Bond executives, British actor David Oyelowo is rising to the occasion with a more public audition—filming a new telepic as a secret service agent in Guy Hibbert’s Complicit.

Many Rivers Films announced last week that principal photography on the action thriller Complicit has concluded in London and Morocco.

The film, directed by Niall McCormick, follows the trail of Edward (Oyelowo) an MI5 officer desperate to foil another 7/7 style atrocity planned by British terror suspect Waleed (Arsher Ali). Wrestling with that key moral dilemma of our time, Edward tears up the rule book and makes an irrevocable decision. The consequences of Edward’s fateful moral choice are swift as his boss at MI5 (Monica Dolan) distances MI5 from Edward’s actions despite the heightened terror threat.

Oyelowo is currently starring in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and will soon star alongside Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher. His previous credits include The Help, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Middle of Nowhere.

David Oyelowo in 'Complicit'
David Oyelowo in 'Complicit'
David Oyelowo in 'Complicit'
David Oyelowo in 'Complicit'

Complicit is scheduled to premiere in Spring 2013 on UK’s Channel 4.


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