Now that the actor’s strike has come to a close, filming is due to resume next month in London, England, on the upcoming 20th Century Studios film, “Amateur”.

The film follows a CIA cryptographer who, after his wife is tragically killed in a London terrorist attack, demands his bosses go after them. When it becomes clear, they won’t act due to conflicting internal priorities. He blackmails the agency into training him and letting him go after them himself.

The upcoming film stars Rami Malek, Rachel Brosnahan and Laurence Fishburne.    Production was shut down in the summer when the Screen Actors Guild Of America went on strike, which impacted on the main stars of the film being unable to film due to them being American.

“Amateur” is being directed by James Hawes, who has previously worked on “One Life”.   The movie has been written by Gary Spinelli, who previously worked on “American Made”, and Hutch Parker and Dan Wilson will produce it.  Rami Malek will also be a producer on the film. 

All of the Hollywood studios are currently scheduling filming productions, prioritising going to projects already in production.  The actors are also required to prioritise working on these projects before starting others, which will have a knock-on effect on the whole industry.

According to a source at Deadline:

“Productions needing lead actors back to complete means other shows and films cannot schedule starting”

“Amateur” is currently scheduled to arrive in cinemas on November 8th, 2024, so it won’t be arriving on Disney+ until early 2025, that’s if there are no more delays or scheduling changes.

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