CANNES, France: A Cold War spy thriller starring “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch has been one of the big sellers at the Cannes film festival, reports said on Thursday.
“Ironbark” is based on the story of British spy and businessman Greville Wynne, who handled the double agent Oleg Penkovsky, a Russian military intelligence officer who tipped off Britain and the US about Soviet missiles in Cuba.
The information he fed through Wynne—who was arrested in Budapest and sentenced to eight years in prison in 1963—was among the most important of the Cold War.
Rights to the film were sold out across the world, according …read more
Source: The Manila Times