Ben Stiller to direct and co-star with Cate Blanchett in the 'The Champions / The Champions' - The Movie Adaptation
Ben Stiller and Cate Blanchett are working together to turn the espionage television series The Champions of the 1960s into a movie.
Stiller is directing the upcoming film adaptation, while Blanchett is producing through her company Dirty Films, and Stilling is also producing via his label Red Hour Productions. Other producers include ITV Studios America and New Republic Pictures.
The movie The Champions starring Dennis Spooner, follows three United Nations agents whose plane crashes into the Himalayas. Upon their return to the outside world, they gain an improved intellectual and physical abilities. They become champions of justice, order and order.
Whenever the film is written, the actor will be resembling the original series. I want to work with Ben the director and the actors. He's a creative force that can be reckoned with, says Blanchett.
Stiller said that I was a huge fan of Cates for dozens of years. I hope that this project will help people to finally take her seriously as an actress.
The series, which is made up of 30 episodes, was aired in the United States in 1968. Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt and Anthony Nicholls were in that show.
ITV Studios America president, Philippe Maigret. There's no doubt we have a superhuman team on board to bring this riveting series to life for sexy audiences, said Maigrit, director of the Iv Studios.
The Champions was a first-look deal between New Republic and Dirty Films. They announced their first full-length deal, Queen Bitch and the High Horse, written by Eric Matthew Brown, and directed by Bert and Bertie.
New Republic Pictures is thrilled to be teaming up with Ben Stiller and Cate Blanchett an irresistible cinematic spy duo, if ever there were one along with our friends at ITV and Dirty Films, to create the fun and iconic 1960s espionage franchise, The Champions. Literally cant wait, said Bradley Fischer, who is serving as a producer with Brian Oliver. Andrew Upton and Coco Francini, the director of Dirthy, will
Blanchett is currently producing on Todd Fields drama Tar and recently wrapped up the filming of Eli RothS video game adaptation Borderlands. She is going to be seen next in Guillermo del Toro Nightmare Alley for Searchlight Pictures and Adam McKayd environmental satire Dont Look Up at Netflix.
Stiller is working on the Apple Plus workplace thriller Severance, a drama series he is directing and co-starring with Adam Scott and Patricia Arquette. He also plays Bag Man on Rachel Maddows podcast, London starring Oscar Isaac and High Desert featuring Arkett.
Blanchett is repped by CAA and Wolf Kasteler Public Relations, while Stiller is plied by UTA, ID, and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.