Mohanlal is in advanced talks to join the cast of Akhil Akkineni’s new film with Surender Reddy. He has been offered to play the role of a spy in this espionage thriller produced by Anil Sunkara. “The talks have taken place recently and Mohanlal is keen to be a part of the film but is yet to give his nod to the makers,” says a source adding, “It’s not a quintessential spy-thriller that revolves on crimes and espionage, but a first-of-its-kind story that would be shot in multiple locations.”
Grapevine is that Akhil will also be seen as a spy and the film’s story is inspired by the popular American action thriller franchise, the Bourne series. Akhil has been hitting the gym and will be seen in a beefed-up avatar. The film will be launched shortly and a poster is expected to be released too. Tentatively titled ‘Akhil 5’, the film marks the debut of Surender Reddy as the producer.