Jon Hamm’s Next Move Will Be High Wire Act

Jon Hamm. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Jon Hamm's first post–Mad Men move will be to star in Tony Gilroy's political action-thriller High Wire Act, Deadline reports. Transitioning from the ad offices of 1960s New York to 1980s war-torn Beirut, Hamm will play a former U.S. diplomat called to rescue a colleague "from the group possibly responsible for his own family’s death." (Oooh, cryptic!) "Jon Hamm was made to play the part," Gilroy has said in a statement. Brad Anderson is set to direct and has said that the project has many of the John le Carré–esque themes he loves, such as political intrigue, betrayal, and reluctant heroes. (A little more specific, but still pretty cryptic!) Well, color us both intrigued and happy for Hamm — especially after the whole Gone Girl thing.