Joe Cornish has been hired to direct Universal Picture's upcoming spy thriller Section 6. Jack O'Connell is attached to star.

The historical spy thriller is set during the first World War and follows Sir George Mansfield Cummings. He was the first director of the British intelligence agency MI6. Several A-list actors are interesting in playing the director with Jack O'Connell portraying a promising young pupil.

Joe Cornish will directing from a script by Aaron Berg. The director previously wrote Attack the Block and co-wrote Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man. He is also rumored to direct the 13th Star Trek project.

Aaron Berg will be producing with Lawrence Grey, Marc Platt and Adam Siegel. No other casting or production details have been released.