Production will begin later this year on female-driven international spy thriller The Rhythm Section, with financing from leading independent studio IM Global. The announcement was made by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions in London and IM Global Founder and CEO, Stuart Ford in Los Angeles. The film, which will star Blake Lively, is a contemporary adaptation of the first of British thriller writer Mark Burnell’s “Stephanie Patrick” series of novels. EON are also producers of James Bond.