Rumor is that Downton Abbey's, Lady Mary, Michelle Dockery is in talks to star in a cloak and dagger spy thriller, William Boyd’s adaptation of his award-winning novel Restless. Michelle would play the daughter of lead character 'Eva Delectorskaya'. Rumored for the role of 'Eva' are Hayley Atwell and, possibly, Charlotte Rampling who would play the character at different ages.
Eva’s a Paris-based Russian emigree who is emotionally manipulated by silken schemer Lucas Romer (who may be played by Rufus Sewell) into joining a unit of British Intelligence at the outbreak of World War II.
Eva Delectorskaya may be her real name but, during the war years — when she’ll be played by Hayley — she’ll be known by a host of aliases.
However, when Boyd’s story scoots forward to 1976, Eva has become Sally Gilmartin (the role Charlotte is likely to play), a 66-year-old, thoroughly respectable English grandmother living quietly in a remote Oxfordshire village.
Crucially, though, she hasn’t lost her espionage skills. Sally (or Eva, if you prefer), breaks her code of silence and tells her daughter Ruth (the part rumoured for Michelle) what she did in the war, and how she was caught in a web of duplicity and betrayal.
Read more here at The Daily Mail.