'McMafia' Star James Norton to Play Con Artist in 'Chasing Agent Freegard'

The Hollywood Reporter | 1/21/2019 | Alex Ritman
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The film is among the first slate of projects from a new deal between Great Point Media and The Development Partnership.

James Norton, best known for his roles in McMafia and War & Peace, is set to play real-life British con man Robert Hendy-Freegard in upcoming feature Chasing Agent Freegard.

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The film is one of three projects coming under a newly announced partnership between finance and sales banner Great Point Media and The Development Partnership, the production arm of talent agency The Artists Partnership, who have teamed to develop multiple films with a range of producing partners.

Chasing Agent Freegard, which Norton will also executive produce through his recently-launched outfit Rabbit Track Pictures, comes from Captain Phillips co-producer Michael Bronner, and is based on the story of Hendy-Freegard, who masqueraded as an MI5 agent and fooled several people into going underground for fear of assassination by the IRA.

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Also landing under the new partnership is Let it Go, from producer Damian Jones (The Iron Lady, Belle, Welcome to Sarajevo), based on the memoir of Dame Stephanie Shirley, a six-year-old child refugee, trailblazing entrepreneur, driven philanthropist and computing pioneer. Her tech company, which Shirley set up in 1962 at her kitchen table, grew to be worth over $3.3 billion. Shirley took legal action to allow her most loyal employees to be given shares in the business, and when she floated her company in 1993, 70 of them became millionaires alongside her. The memoir is being adapted by Robyn Charteris.

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