We all know and love Tim Robbins. We cheered his successful prison break in The Shawshank Redemption. We marveled at his creepy menace in Arlington Road. But did you know that Robbins also likes to work behind the camera? Perhaps his best known film is Dead Man Walking, and his last film, Cradle Will Rock, was released in 1999. In the 13 year space between then and now Robbins kept his craft honed on television shows like Queens Supreme and the stellar Treme.
Now, though, we have word that Robbins is going to be helming a Cold War spy thriller based on a short story by Arthur Phillips. The story is called Wenceslas Square, though the film will be known by the much simpler title City of Lies. Set in Czechoslovakia toward the end of the Cold War, this story is described as a “spy romance” that features “two spies who fall in love while participating in separate missions in Prague.” The story was recently featured on the public radio show This American Life, so you know it’s a good one.
So what do you think of this news? Did you even know that Robbins used to be a director, and if so, does the news of his return fill you with an undying anticipation for his next work? Sound off below.