The baben' actress is set to star in The Rhythm Section, an espionage thriller from the same producers of the James Bond movies.
The exciting news was announced on July 12 by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson of EON Productions, which produced the past eight 007 films.
Blake's upcoming film is based on the first of British author Burnell’s four Stephanie Patrick novels. The Rhythm Section focusses on a woman who learns that the plane crash that killed her family was not an accident and takes on the identity of an assassin to track down those who were responsible.
In the official statement, Wilson and Broccoli said that Lively has “a strong vision for this very compelling story driven by a female protagonist.”
Burnell also includes three other books in his series, titled Gemini, The Third Woman, and Chameleon.