Jack O'Connell set for spy thriller "Section 6"

February 24th, 2014

Jack O'Connell has been recruited for spy thriller 'Section 6'.

The 'Skins' actor is set to make his mark on Hollywood with a role in the upcoming drama about the creation of MI6, the British intelligence agency founded during World War I.

The rising star has entered final negotiations to star in the Universal Pictures project, which the studio won in bidding war in October 2013, Deadline is reporting.

The script was penned by Aaron Berg, while Marc Platt is producing alongside Adam Siegel for Marc Platt Productions, and Lawrence Grey will produce for Grey Matter Productions.

A director has yet to be announced and there is no news about a state date for filming.

O'Connell will next be seen in '300: Rise Of An Empire' this March, followed by indie flick 'Starred Up', and 'Unbroken' opposite Angelina Jolie in December.

The British actor is best known for starring in 'This Is England' and playing wayward teen James Cook in TV drama 'Skins'. The 23-year-old star recently quashed rumors he was set for a role in the 'Fantastic Four' reboot.