Based on Joe Sharkey’s true crime novel of the same name, ‘Above Suspicion’ tells the darkest chapter of FBI history through a small-town story that forever changed how the agency handles field operations
Chris Gerolmo, screenwriter of “Mississippi Burning,” adapted the screenplay for the Lionsgate thriller 'Above Suspicion', starring ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke and 'Boardwalk Empire' actor Jack Huston in lead roles.
The film’s release has been repeatedly delayed for the ongoing pandemic, currently slated for release on May 14.
“Based on the true story of one of the most notorious crimes in FBI history, this gritty crime-thriller stars Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) as Susan Smith, a young woman desperate to escape a seedy life of crime and drugs in a Kentucky coal-mining town. When a newly minted FBI agent named Mark Putnam (Jack Huston, “Fargo”) recruits Susan as his informant for a high-profile case, she believes her bad luck may finally be changing. But as Susan and Putnam’s relationship deepens, so does the danger, setting them both on a collision course with deadly consequences,” reads the film’s synopsis.
'Above Suspicion' also stars Sophie Lowe, Austin Hébert, Karl Glusman, Chris Mulkey, Omar Miller, and Kevin Dunn in supporting roles.