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Jamie Bell signs on for thriller '6 Days,' plus more movie news

Actor Jamie Bell attends 2015 Will Rogers Pioneer

Actor Jamie Bell attends 2015 Will Rogers Pioneer of the Year Dinner Honoring Jim Gianopulos at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, in Las Vegas on on April 22, 2015. Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez

WHO Jamie Bell

THE MOVIE "6 Days"

THE DEAL The British actor will join Abbie Cornish ("Limitless") and Mark Strong ("Kingsman: The Secret Service") in a new thriller, reports. The film, directed by Toa Fraser, is based on a 1980 standoff between Britain's Special Air Forces and a group of armed gunmen who took hostages inside the Iranian embassy in London. Bell, who provided the lead voice in Steven Spielberg's animated "The Adventures of Tintin," will also play the Marvel superhero The Thing in "The Fantastic Four," due in theaters Aug. 7.


WHO Louis C.K.

THE MOVIE "I'm a Cop"

THE DEAL The comedian with the cranky persona will write, direct and star in an independent film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. C.K.'s script tells the story of a middle-aged volunteer police officer who lives under the shadow of his mother, a highly decorated cop. When she dies, he is pressured into becoming a real police officer. The film's producer is Hollywood heavyweight Scott Rudin, whose recent credits include "Captain Phillips," "Moneyball" and "The Social Network."


THE MOVIE "The Prime Ministers Part II: Soldiers & Peacemakers"

THE DEAL Richard Trank's follow-up to his 2013 documentary focuses on Yehuda Avner, an Israeli diplomat and speechwriter, who shares his experiences serving under Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin and other prime ministers. The film covers major turning points in Israel's history, including early efforts at negotiating with Egypt, the raid on Entebbe and the Camp David accords. Sandra Bullock, Michael Douglas, Leonard Nimoy and Christoph Waltz provide the voices of historic figures. A local screening will feature guest speaker Ido Aharoni, consul general of Israel in New York.

INFO Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. Tickets are $15-$20; 516-829-2570,


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