All The Old Knives — release date, cast interviews, trailer, plot, and all about the Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton thriller

Chris Pine leads the cast as CIA operative Henry Pelham in Amazon Prime Video thriller All the Old Knives.
Chris Pine leads the cast as CIA operative Henry Pelham in Amazon Prime Video thriller All the Old Knives. (Image credit: Prime VIdeo)

All The Old Knives is a conspiracy thriller involving leaked information and the CIA, with events taking us to Vienna, California and England. Arriving on Prime Video in April 2022, it has Chris Pine, Thandiwe Newton, Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Pryce among its cast, and it's directed by acclaimed Danish director Janus Metz and written by Olen Steinhauer.

If you enjoyed the recent Amazon Prime Video thriller Reacher, then this will be right up your street too. So here's everything we know so far about Amazon's All The Old Knives...

All The Old Knives release date

All The Old Knives launches worldwide on Prime Video on April 8 2022 and the movie is also opening in select cinemas on that date (see the movie poster below.

'All The Old Knives' is on Prime Video and in cinemas.

'All The Old Knives' is on Prime Video and in cinemas. (Image credit: Prime Video)

Is there an All The Old Knives trailer?

Yes there's a trailer for All The Old Knives, which kicks off with Chris Pine's Henry Pelham driving along a coastal highway followed by Henry and Celia in bed with each other. Take a look below...

All The Old Knives plot

All The Old Knives has the classic ingredients of a spy thriller with a big old conspiracy at its heart. When the CIA discovers one of its agents leaked information that cost more than 100 people their lives, veteran operative Henry Pelham (Chris Pine) is assigned to root out the mole from among his former office colleagues at the agency’s Vienna station. His investigation takes him from Austria to England to California, where he is reunited with his one-time colleague and ex-lover Celia Harrison (Thandiwe Newton). The pair are forced to blur the lines between profession and passion in this riveting tale of global espionage, moral ambiguity, and deadly betrayal.

Celia Harrison (Thandiwe Newton) and Henry Pelham (Chris Pine) sit across from each other at a table for two in a fancy restaurant. She is wearing a black dress with a coral-coloured pattern, he is in a suit with an open-necked white shirt. There are several empty wine glasses on the table in front of them, and the view out of the window behind them is of a pink-hued sunset. They are smiling at each other.

Will Celia Harrison (Thandiwe Newton) and Henry Pelham (Chris Pine) rekindle their romance in All The Old Knives? (Image credit: Prime Video)

All The Old Knives cast — Chris Pine on playing Henry Pelham

Veteran operative Henry Pelham is played by US actor Chris Pine. Given Pine's heroics in most of his movies, we're expecting plenty of action, fighting and tense situations throughout All The Old Knives.

"This is probably one of the best scripts I’ve ever read - I’ve wanted to do it for five years,’ Chris Pine told us. "I love intelligent, European, sexy, elegant spy thrillers - I wish I could do them all the time! It’s a great love affair, wrapped up and embroiled in a thriller. I loved every part of this film. The writing is exquisite, the cobblestones, the fog, the turtlenecks - I’m in for it all! This is a film I would want to watch."

Chris Pine has previously starred as Steve Trevor in superhero movie Wonder Woman 1984 and the Dungeons & Dragons film. But he has plenty more hit movies to his name including playing James T. Kirk in the rebooted Star Trek films from 2009 to 2016, plus A Wrinkle In Time and Rise of The Guardians. His first role however was in the hit US medical series ER in 2003. 

Chris Pine played James T Kirk in the recent 'Star Trek' movies.

Chris Pine played James T Kirk in the recent Star Trek movies. (Image credit: (free))

Chris Pine as Steve Trevor in 'Wonder Woman 1984'.

Chris Pine as Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman 1984. (Image credit: Warner Bros.)

Thandiwe Newton on playing Celia Harrison

Joining Chris Pine in All The Old Knives is Thandiwe Newton who plays Henry's former CIA colleague and ex-lover Celia Harrison. 

Thandiwe says: "An environment like the CIA is highly stressed, and for two people to find love within that is quite unusual, but so important for the two of them. We reveal it not just with dialogue, but also how we behave with each other, particularly in the intimate scenes. We had the benefit of an incredible intimacy coordinator, and I can think of no better person to work with on really sensitive material than Chris - he’s incredibly respectful, and so kind and generous."

British star Thandiwe (sometimes cast as Thandie Newton) is most famous on TV for her roles as android Maeve Millay in the HBO/Sky Atlantic sci-fi series Westworld and DCI Roz Huntley in BBC1 drama Line Of Duty. She's also starred in hit movies such as Beloved, Solo: A Star Wars Story and W, where she played US National Security advisor Condoleeza Rice.

Celia (Thandiwe Newton) is ascending a spiral staircase with bannisters on both sides. The tiles on the walls behind her are bronze and gold-coloured. She is wearing a long coat, carrying a handbag in the crook of her left arm, and looks apprehensive

Don't look up! Celia (Thandiwe Newton) is on a dangerous mission in All The Old Knives. (Image credit: Prime Video)

Thandiwe Newton as Roz Huntley in 'Line Of Duty'.

Thandiwe Newton as Roz Huntley in 'Line Of Duty'. (Image credit: BBC)

Who else is starring in All The Old Knives?

Also joining the cast of All The Old Knives is Laurence Fishburne playing Vic Wallinger and Jonathan Pryce. Laurence has had a long established career since starring in the Vietnam war movie Apocalypse Now in 1979. Jonathan Pryce is part of the cast too. Jonathan Pryce has starred in Brazil, Evita and Tomorrow Never Dies. He Played Sir Thomas Wolsley in the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall and was the High Sparrow in Game Of Thrones. He will play Prince Phillip in the last two seasons of The Crown on Netflix, alongside Imelda Staunton as the Queen.

Other stars of All The Old Knives include Corey Johnson, David Bedella, Colin Stinton, Nasser Memaza, Orli Shuka and Abdul Alshareef.

Vic Wallinger (Laurence Fishburne) sits at a desk with a computer in front of him, making a call on a landline phone. He is wearing a blue suit with a lighter blue shirt and a paisley tie, and looks concerned

Laurence Fishburne stars as Vic Wallinger in All The Old Knives. (Image credit: Prime Video)

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