British indie thriller "Flying Blind: has been acquired by Showtime, according to a Sept. 12, 2013 media announcement from Showtime Networks. "Flying Blind," starring Helen McCrory Kenneth Cranham and Najib Oudghiri debuts on Showtime on Thurs., Sept. 26, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
"Flying Blind" is described as a passionate post-9/11 love story that stars Helen McCrory as Frankie, an ambitious and successful single career woman in her forties. Frankie's life changes forever when she embarks on a passionate affair with Kahil (Najib Oudghiri), a French-Algerian aerospace student twenty years younger.
One day, Frankie arrives at work and is detained by the security services. Her lover, Kahil, is a person of interest to MI5. Her well-ordered life starts to unravel in a welter of suspicion and prejudice, as Frankie as she starts to have overwhelming doubts and no longer knows whether to follow her passion or listen to the doubts.
"Flying Blind" stars Helen McCrory ("Hugo," "Skyfall") as Frankie, Kenneth Cranham ("Hot Fuzz," "Layer Cake") and Najib Oudghiri ("Rendition," "The Wedding Song") as Kahil.
"Flying Blind" is the first feature film by young Polish director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, whose short film, Hanoi-Warsaw, won the 2010 European Film Award for Best Short. The screenplay was written by Naomi Wallace ("The War Boys"), Bruce McLeod ("The War Boys)" and Caroline Harrington. "Flying Blind" made its world premiere debut at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2012, where it was nominated for a Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film and was subsequently released in Europe in April 2013.