Oscar Isaac Cast As WWII Double-Agent In The Garbo Network

It seems as though there are few roles left for Oscar Isaac to illustrate his acting prowess. The gifted 37-year old Guatemalan-American has enjoyed a golden period in his career. Especially on the back of roles including A Most Violent Year, Ex Machina and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And now he is set to play a real life character who was central to the Second World War.

The upcoming title The Garbo Network will feature Isaac as the eccentric double-agent Juan Pujol Garcia. A man who would go on to convince both the English and Germans to hire his services as a spy. Despite lacking any experience or skills in military training or covert operations, Garcia would help MI-5 to play mind games with their opposition. And, in doing so, deceive the Germans regarding the invasion of Normandy.

Oscar Going For Glory With More Movies On Horizon

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While that story of the man who managed to receive medals of honor on both sides of the WWII divide will have Isaac's hands full. He is said to join Samuel L. Jackson, Olivia Wilde and Olivia Cooke for Life Itself. The drama from Dan Fogelman will also feature Antonio Banderas and Laia Costa, as it begins shooting in New York and Seville later this year.

FilmNation is financing the script, as Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are on board to produce the flick with Aaron Ryder. To make his plate more than full with projects coming left, right and center, Isaac is said to star in the George Clooney-directed movie Suburbicon.

Star Wars 8 To Feel Like Independent Film For Isaac

Star Wars The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will see Isaac reprise his role as Poe Dameron in the blockbuster franchise. And, on the circuit last year to promote his part in the Marvel installment X-Men: Apocalypse, the actor argued that the epic will feel like a grounded film. Praising the filmmaker for delivering his vision for something fresh and unique, Isaac believes that fans can heighten expectations ahead of the December 15, 2017 release.

"Rian (Johnson director) is definitely going to places and investigating things that haven’t really been done in the Star Wars universe," remarked the actor. "For me, it’s so fun getting to explore different things that I wouldn’t have expected in this universe. In some ways it feels like we’re making an independent film... Certain things we get to play with – this kind of intimacy that we get to find – it's special. It’s been really fun."

Source: THR, LA Times

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