Belfast star Jamie Dornan has been cast opposite Gal Gadot in the Netflix spy thriller Heart of Stone, described as a "potential franchise-starter".

US entertainment trade publication the Hollywood Reporter says that Heart of Stone will be directed by Tom Harper, whose other credits include The Aeronauts, Wild Rose and Peaky Blinders.

No details of the plot have been released. Gadot is among the producers on the project.

Belfast is currently in cinemas, with Irish eyes on Tuesday's Academy Awards nominations.

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